In Front of Prudential

I’m sitting on the sidewalk in front of the Prudential Tower in Boston, working on my laptop. In front of me are a bunch of computer components, including a CPU and two large monitors (I’m waiting for a car to cart all this away). I suppose I look a little like a homeless computer nut.

There are eleven open hotspots from where I’m sitting. As I’ve been working, I’ve gotten the following comments:

  • “Now that’s a blackberry!”
  • (patting the CPU) – “Buddy, it doesn’t work anymore, it’s okay.”
  • “He’s got Internet!”
  • (weird combination moan and groan—like a toned-down Howard Dean scream)