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California Academy of Sciences - Seahorse Sleuth 

June 30, 2009

A blessing and a curse: Technology in the Outback

From the Log of David McGuire, Field Associate

The southern storm hits us with gale force winds and heavy showers so we hunker down and catch up with work on our laptops. It’s amazing how dependent on communication we have become. Graham has been plugged in most of the way via a wireless card through his cell service, and nearly all the Caravan parks and small towns have wireless. The clicking of keyboards is a constant companion on the journey. Expeditions used to take us away for weeks at a time but now we can follow the protests in Tehran while watching Kangaroos scamper into the bush. Norah is from the plugged in generation and connectivity is second nature, but I’m of the era that exploring includes a separation from constant communication. But I am equally guilty and I suppose this blogging from the field is ironic (if not hypocritical). Nevermind.

Researcher using laptop

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