I am a gadget guy. I think it is best to choose the right tool for the job. If I do not own the tool, I will buy the tool. Any tool. Wrench or smartphone. I have 15 different hammers.

I undertake research. I consult experts, in person whenever possible. Eyeball-to-eyeball, contiguous presence, breathing the same air. Conversation.

Can it work here, on the network? Reactions catalyzed by those inductive leaps of logic? Those “Ah-ha”, moments. Understanding. Intelligence born of self-awareness and knowledge?

Time will tell. As a twist, I am going to use a 16GB iPhone 3G as the interface wherever possible. Like here.