Ken has a brief mention about all the gadgets and tools that he carts around. I was reminded of an incident at ApacheCon, during the closing shindig. I don’t know exactly what was going on, but someone asked Ken “Do you have a screwdriver?” To which Ken answered indignantly, “Do I have a screwdriver? What the hell kind of question is that?”
In the last few months, I’ve had to start lugging a bag around to carry all my technology. Palm Tungsten e. Magellan SporTrak Pro GPSr. Screwdrivers. Pocket watch. And now, a mini-cassette recorder, since I’m tired of losing story ideas because it’s not convenient to stop and write at the moment.
And of course my wallet, checkbook and phone.
And my SwissCard. And my micro flashlight and compass. And a knife.
Geez, I’m turning into Ken!
It’s a wonder I can ever get onto an airplane.