Sunday, October 24, 2010

WiFi and Other Liberating Apps

Personal Handy-phone System mobiles and modems...Image via WikipediaSo I'm typing along and I really want my MC to be able to research some stuff on the 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?

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Jules said...

LOL, aren't children educating? They also make a USB jack for picking up cell signals to get the internet on PC's.

My brother lives in the same town as your MC :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Talli Roland said...

I love my Android phone! I can use Kindle on it; Twitter and Facebook -- and check my email, all from the coziness of my bed. Yes, I am an addict!

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

I have to confess that, eventhough I work with technology (software) I AM NOT A GADGET FREAK! I refuse to add an extra dependency to my already heavy loaded life; I don't have BB, my cell phone has just enough functions to save me from an emergency (yes, it is not "smart"), I don't habe an iTouch or iPad (just an iPod classic). It is my choice and as long as I don't feel the need, I am NOT going to cross that bridge! - my laptop has everything I need and I spend 15+ hours with it on daily, I don't need to read emails whl in the bathroom or hear the vibrating sound of an incoming email in the middle of the night (if it is urgent, I have an old fashion land line available 24/7). Mea culpa!!!

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

yikes! just read an aweful typo - HABE!! must've been haVE ...sorry!!


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