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Getting away from it all…

email.GIFI was on a cruise over the holidays…


One interesting thing about being on a cruise is that it is one of the places left in the world that you can really be cut off from the internet and be forced to live in the moment.  Cruise lines do offer on-line internet and cell phone capability, but I didn’t want to figure out the convoluted pricing restrictions. I limited my access to when we were coming in and out of port via the normal cell service.


My son was probably the most anxious member of our party to access his cell, but he is in his mid-20s, so his needs were less work related. Fortunately, the cruise took place during a time when most people were off from work so there was a relatively small backlog to clean up when we came back. So for technologists, this seemed to be a great time to take a cruise.


It was interesting to see how often I’d pick up the phone and look for new emails – even though I knew there wouldn’t be any. I guess that is a sign of email addiction.

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  • Steve Simske is an HP Fellow and Director in the Printing and Content Delivery Lab in Hewlett-Packard Labs, and is the Director and Chief Technologist for the HP Labs Security Printing and Imaging program.
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