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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Internet. Who says you can't take it with you?

My first reaction to the new WikiReader device, which houses the entire Wikipedia on disk and enables you to browse it, was "huh?" My second reaction was "wow." Let's face it. If you travel, you'll find yourself with long stretches of un-connected time. If you had only one Internet resource available to you, the Wikipedia would probably be it.

A company called Openmoko announced the WikiReader today. They say it's the creation of a former Apple designer. It runs on two AAA batteries, which power the device for months, according to the company. The gadget has "instant on," and uses an Amazon-Kindle like black-and-white screen.

The WikiReader costs $99 at and For $29, you can buy an annual subscription for updated microSD cards.

Here's why I think the WikiReader might be ideal for digital nomads.


Anonymous Andrew Kloman said...

truly they have created the hitch hikers guide to the galaxy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 2:52:00 PM  

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