On the Road
If Skype had existed when Jack Kerouac began his famous literary bounce across the United States, you can be sure that the Beat icon would’ve had a laptop in tow, eager to share his poetic exploits with friends and family around the world. These days, many people find themselves on the road for a different reason–more work, less play. We like to call them “Road Warriors,” those noble business folk who spend an extraordinary amount of time in airports and hotels, jetting from Los Angeles to Paris, London, and Milan in what is increasingly becoming a truly globalized economy. Anyone who does this often knows that you can get an international cell phone. Anyone who’s gotten an international cell phone also knows that the calling rates per minute are roughly equivalent to the price of dinner for two at a nice Italian restaurant.
Can you sense a theme here? SUPPOSEDLY INSURMOUNTABLE PROBLEM PLUS SKYPE = RIDICULIOUSLY SIMPLE SOLUTION TO ALL THE WORLD’S ILLS.
Or something like that.
In any case, if you, dear Reader, happen to be one of these fabled Road Warriors–using video Skype to tutor your kids in their schoolwork while you’re in Denmark, for instance–we want to hear your brave battle cries and your Skype “war” stories. As usual, drop an email to email@example.com. Please put ROAD WARRIOR in the title, and also kindly include a bit of relevant information: your city/state, Skype ID, and perhaps your favorite flavor of soft-serve ice cream.