For those of you who were wondering where we were – we skipped out of town for a week in Hawaii. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Takei for putting us up again in your splendid pad! We took it real easy as several of us came down with colds which kept the activities to a minimum. I did get a chance to hook up one evening with old Tokyo mate, Brad Glosserman and David Keuning, an old buddy from an internship I did at Recruit.
I also finally read Howard Rheingold’s book, Smart Mobs and was inspired enough to dabble a bit with SMS on my cellphone (which I also dropped into the jacuzzi but we won’t go into that story). One of my first exchanges was to Doug Yarrington who promptly SMS’ed back that he was sitting in a pub in Edinburgh – the power of this type of communication was immediate.