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  • "... I do carry electronics, usually a laptop, though sometimes two, along with the various supporting plugs and wires for charging it and my mobile. There was a time when I thought about getting a BRIX for demos, but with the requirements that security might make me turn it on, I decided not to get one. These days, with all the cloud options, I'm less worried about carrying a large amount of hardware, but I still need a laptop. When I saw a story about laptops being banned from flights, I wondered what I'd do..."

    It depends on how attached we are psychologically to our own personal device(s), but traveling is more pleasant when not weighed down by techno baggage. Thanks to virtualization, cloud hosting, and device rental options, maybe  BYOD while traveling by plane just isn't practical anymore. Using any borrowed or rented laptop / brick, you can RDP into a your work PC remotely, RDP to a hosted VM, or download an HD image of your work / presentation environment and run it locally inside vmware or virtualbox. The same could go for a phone. If a company specializes in this type of hardware renting service, they could also supply the high speed WAN connectivity and network required to work remotely in this fashion.

    "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Instead, seek what they sought." - Matsuo Basho

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