Travis, from the blog That Trip Cray has been backpacking across Southeast Asia using nothing more than an iPhone 4S and a bluetooth keyboard. Not only he proves that you don't need an unlocked iPhone to have access to the Internet, but that a smartphone works just as well as a full-fledged personal computer -- he's even updating his blog with it.
I really don't understand it when I see other backpackers carrying around 15" full-purpose laptops, power adapters, and mice with them at hostels. That's an absurd amount of overhead for any type of traveling and does not embody the spirit of packing light.
Up to now, I've had a handful of other travelers comment on how much sense it makes, many of which are stunned that the iPhone even supports bluetooth keyboards. I hope this sort of thing catches on, as I doubt I'm the only one to do something like it.
|Study Indicates That Intersections and Smartphone Users Are a Bad Combination|
|Is Blackberry Still Broken?|
|Apple Sued Over #iPhone Privacy (via @torontostar)|
|“We deserve pity for being born in such primitive times.”|
|"Putin, by his own admission, does not have a cell phone for the Americans to tap."|
|“The latest warning sign for cities who are considering signing over public spaces to major tech companies.”|
|“Humans aren’t built to last forever.”|
|“Tools that, critics say, are intended to aid authoritarianism and oppression.”|
|“Google and Facebook figured out how to commodify 'reality' itself by tracking what people do.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“Scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds.”|
|"Waymo is reportedly planning to take the next step towards offering a commercial driverless car service in early December."|
|“New York Central trains in the Hudson River valley in 1928 and 1929.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“Buying a new smartphone every two years is taking a toll on the planet.”|