The Free Pursuits blog named "10 Digital Nomads to Learn From" in a post today. I'm blogging about this not to brag about myself being on the list -- OK, not only to brag -- but also to introduce you to the other nine digital nomads and also to the Free Pursuits blog itself. There are huge nuggets of gold in all this.

May 11, 2009 12:34 PM EDT

One year ago this week, I wrote a column arguing for the requirement of iPods and other gadgets in the nations schools ("Are iPod-banning schools cheating our kids?: Why iPods and other electronic gadgets should be required, not banned"). Now, the University of Missouri is taking my advice and "requiring" journalism students to buy and use either an iPhone or an iPod Touch.

May 11, 2009 9:48 AM EDT

A year ago, I proposed to my wife that we sell everything we own and become full-time digital nomads. She wants to travel, but also wants a "nest" — a home base in the United States. Starting tomorrow, our compromise plan goes into effect.

Both of us are lucky enough to have work that can be done from anywhere over the Internet.

April 30, 2009 6:01 PM EDT

Google wants to own the future of mobile software, including office suite software, but Zoho launched a new capability to run its very solid, browser-base

April 28, 2009 12:10 PM EDT

One of the most useful services ever to be offered to freelancing digital nomads is the Earth Class Mail check-depositing service announced last July. Unfortunately, they offered the service, but do not actually provide it. At least, not anymore.

If you're unfamiliar with Earth Class Mail, it's a service that receives your mail, scans it and puts it online in PDF format for you to read, print or download.

April 23, 2009 12:17 PM EDT

I've got a common-sense list of 8 criteria for an acceptable digital nomad camera. Until this month, no camera met all requirements. But when the $400 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 shipped this month, all criteria were suddenly met. I've bought and tested the camera, and can now recommend it highly — very highly — to all you digital nomads out there.

First, my 8 criteria:

1. High-quality picture capability

April 22, 2009 2:43 PM EDT

The March Twitter numbers are in: Traffic more than doubled. At least that's what's being reported. Unfortunately, the figure is almost meaningless.

Let's be very clear on the facts. A company called comScore reported today that the number of "unique US visitors" to Twitter.com grew 131 percent during the month of March.

April 16, 2009 12:22 PM EDT

The Wall Street Journal today shed some light, and some informed rumor, on the new life of Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO now on medical leave.

April 13, 2009 11:59 AM EDT

Satellite radio will die soon anyway, but Apple will accidentally perform a mercy killing of Sirius XM Radio this summer. That is, if the rumors are true (and they probably are).

April 07, 2009 11:21 AM EDT

The Twitter microblogging service has received an absurd quantity of press in the mainstream media lately.

March 31, 2009 1:46 PM EDT
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