Friday, June 25, 2004

all at sea

I wonder how many bloggers will wish for this for Christmas?

For beach bums who get withdrawal shakes if they are deprived of email for a few hours, here's the answer: an Internet-enabled surfboard. The gadget, developed by microprocessor giant Intel, incorporates a touch-screen tablet computer and solar panels on its top surface, which is protected from seawater by a thin sheet of clear plastic. It has a wi-fi antenna for access to the web "and even a built-in webcam to capture those special moments at sea", the British weekly New Scientist reports in its next issue, out next Saturday.

And this would make the perfect blogspot name for any such beach-bum-blogger, but unfortunately it's already taken (and seemingly abandoned).