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Getting online where it's never been possible

At 4,000 feet, surrounded by national forest, it's never been possible before.

I'm sitting in a tent at 4,000 feet, surrounded on all sides by national forest. And I'm online.

It's astounding.

This is where my in-laws live, on top of a mountain, a 45 minute drive to the nearest town. I've never been able to get online here before. In fact, when I was first coming here, in 2000 or so, we could barely get a cell signal.

But here I am, connected--albeit, certainly not at high-speed--via Verizon's EV-DO network. Doing Google searches. I even got into Second Life for a moment.

I mean, I'm online. It's the weirdest thing, and totally great.

Though it's a slow connection today, I bet that within a year, I'll be able to get high-speed via the EV-DO network here. And with that comes the ability to work up here. With views to die for, the cleanest air and fresh vegetables every day.

Hmm. I might not ever return to the office. But don't tell my editor that.