Image via WikipediaSo I'm typing along and I really want my MC to be able to research some stuff on the internet....so that the reader knows she's at least trying to make sense of all the crap that's happening to her. But I've put her in East Podunkville or, in my case, on the not-so-connected Mediterranean coast of Turkey. What's an MC to do?
Ask the 12 year old.
(I remember my tech guy at work saying something about tethering to a cell phone. That was the day Time Warner left us high and dry for hours. But I'm about as tech savvy as Grandma Moses, so I wasn't really paying attention.)
Back to the said 12 year old boy, soon to be 13, who covets all species of cell phones for the upcoming birthday. (ie... NONE of the antiques in the photo at right.)
"Droid can give you WiFi anywhere, mommy," he says.
I let that rattle around in my head for a few days...and what do you know? MC is benefitting from amazing technological breakthroughs (which have been around for years but I didn't know about)!
Now they tell us not to use names when it comes to technology, but WiFi is pretty generic, so I think I'm safe. Don't you? Does anyone have any other liberating apps I should know about?