I'm off to Europe again on Monday with customer work in London, Dublin (not to be confused with Dublin Core), and Paris (definitely not to be confused with Paris Hilton). I'll be back after the 4th of July, so as with my previous trip over the pond a few months ago, will only be able to blog sporadically as I'll be traveling sans laptop and therefore at the mercy of hotel business centers and Internet cafes. I try to spend about 30% of my time with customers and in the field...you should never trust a methodologist who does not use his/her own work.
You may ask why I travel internationally intentionally disconnected from the grid. Well, it's not as bad as Don Knuth who has no public email address, but there are two reasons, actually. First, given my looks, I'm already profiled enough at airports around the world, and having a laptop simply increases the friction of travel for me. Second, email is already the bane of my existence, and being away from it for a while is incredible refreshing (and a reminder that the majority of the world is distinctly not tethered to the Web). On a typical day I'll receive around 100-200 non-spam messages. If it's important, people who know me can reach me by phone; if it's really important, people who really know me can reach me on my mobile; if it's really really important, people who really really know me can reach me via my personal email account.
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