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Mobile Computing Ideas from Big Dennis

Big Dennis has been sort of the Appalachian Marco Polo.
His business keeps him on the road from Sunday nights through Friday's, yet he always manages to find his way back into the Appalachians.
He says the mountains get him "re-charged" so he can face another week on the road.

Probably so.

His column is updated every day or thereabouts, as he can e-mail us, so check back often for new contributions.

Auto Motives

The current car of the future (as opposed to the past car of the future, which would be today's car) has definitely got wireless on the brain.

"Telematics," as it's called, involves a combination of navigation, safety, and information services through integrated onboard computer and telecommunications systems. (That's what you were going to say, right?)

You've probably heard of GM's OnStar service, the one with Batman in the commercials.

BMW, Mercedes, and Lincoln have similar services in the works. And Ford/Qualcomm combo company WingCast is working on dedicated voice-activated and handheld-controlled telemetry for cars.

But, as they say, that's still a little ways down the road.

Do you have some mobile computing advice to share or have a question?

You can Write to Dennis!.

Include your first initial and last name and put the word MOBILE in the subject.

I'll try to use your contribution in a future column.

(Please note that these columns are written several weeks in advance so publishing it will be delayed accordingly.)

If you have to travel like I do, then you KNOW what a pain computing on the road can be.
If your traveling is for pleasure and you plan to take a laptop, then you STILL know what a pain computing on the road can be.
Either way, I hope these ideas help.
Oh, if you get home before I do, please leave a light in the window and the latch-string out.

Big 'Un

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