ISEA 2006 — Second Class Citizen

[Save early, save often]
It is around seven pm, and although there are still some ongoing events I am pretty much done with day one of ISEA.
Without a laptop and a WiFi connection II am pretty much a second class citizen here. There are a number of projects which require either an internet connection, a mobile phone, or a bluetooth device to fully engage the work.

So I am in my hotel on an unpleasant system designed by LodgeNet. 640×480 windowless web browsing with a wireless keyboard. I even had to call the front desk so they could replace the corroded factory installed batteries in the LodgeNet keyboard. I don’t have a mouse or mouse pointer, and the arrow keys have dual modes, one to nativage text, the other to scroll the page/select links.

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