Can I get an antacid with my internet?

Many of you appreciated Tom’s last post on the wonders of Web 2.0. Though I may feign ignorance, I actually know a thing or two about technology, and like most of you, use it just about every second of my day. I share my husband’s hope in the promise of technology, but unfortunately I seem…

Get Ready, Get Set, Travel 2.0

To me, this blog is a way enrich our travels with the benefits of a socially interconnected world and to extend my knowledge of web 2.0 (I am not a developer and intentionally have yet to ask a developer for help in creating anything on this blog)…. Ideally, I would love people to get involved and give us local recommendations, to follow our recommendations, to meet us when we are in their town, or to share in a healthy exchange of travel ideas and topics…. The simplest way to Travel 2.0 would be to post your travelogues, questions and pictures at one of the great travel social networks like Travbuddy, World66, Travelblog, or Tripadvisor…. Anne will continue to find interesting observations and write about them and I will put up mailing lists and email links for her and will keep the rss feeds, comments and trackbacks up for me.

Goodbye Oscar, Hello Jensens!

One of the biggest incentives I have for taking this trip is to prove to myself and my family that the world is not nearly as big and as bad as we seem to think it is. Though current events are disturbing, they have taken on a different meaning for me since I have been…

Long Distance Dining

Tom made a post yesterday that dealt with the more technical side of his life. Though technology pervades the rest of the Andrus family’s lives, we are not involved in the evolution of the internet the way Big T is. We make advances in our own ways: I am trying to master text messaging, a…

Cool is as cool does

Two of our early products, reader and myfavorites (both still in prerelease) were found by some of the new media thought leaders who pondered when-did-earthlink-get-so-cool…. It is one thing to get an endorsement from a random journalist who only understands rss after you give them 4 or 5 examples, stop and explain it again as a new ticker, it all together another story to get nods from people the team respects and reads on a daily basis. The week just kept getting better and Michael also reviewed our photo and web storage product called Weblife.So what does this have to do with me and my year away from Earthlink. I am not sure why but this gave me an easy feeling that the work we have been doing has been right and the future roadmaps will be good and all the great people who have been working on this stuff will continue to do innovative things while I am away.

Bye Bye, Sista A!

A few weeks ago my dad took some video of my mom’s Sunday School class with opinions about our trip. He asked me to edit it, and of course doing what any good son would do, I edited it right away. I was surprised to see many of the students responses: there were heartfelt statements,…