Posting on the road

I am posting this using Safari on my new iPhone. Some blog software allows you to post via e-mail, so mobile blogging is nothing new. With the iPhone I have access to the entire blog interface. I am connected to the Internet using AT&T’s Edge Network. It’s faster than dial-up, but slower than broadband. Right now I am sitting in the driver seat of an orange 2004 Freightliner Century Class. I’m in Calera, Oklahoma at a Choctaw truck stop, across the street from a Choctaw Nation casino. Using the touch keyboard is a bit tedious, but I don’t think it’s any worse than any other hand-held device and in some ways it is better because it can adapt to the context.  For instance, when you are typing in the address bar of the browser you get all Qwerty keys plus there is a single key labeled “.com”  and the forward slash (/) is right next to it which allows for rapid entry of web addresses.  When you are typing an e-mail addresses the @ key is right there, too.

2 Replies to “Posting on the road”

  1. Ditto to Becky’s comment! Since I could not really understand much about your new communication method, I liked the following: “I am sitting in an orange 2004 Freightliner Century Class. I’m in Calera, Oklahoma at a Choctaw truck stop, across the street from a Choctaw Nation casino.” How does your truck compare with the one you drove before? You can tell us more about it when you are here for your birthday. I suppose we could say in your case that you will be “39, but not holding,” because time will march on. Next year around this time ALL of our children will be over age 40. Be thinking of contributing your wish list and stuff for our “Morrison Memories” while you’re here. Am planning to have braised beef in sour cream again (among other things); Darlynn is bringing a birthday cake, ice cream and tea.

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