My technology ecosystem:
Tyler Cowen has an interesting post about what technology he uses. (It is interesting less because it is hugely insightful and more because it is somewhat quirky.)

My own technology ecosystem, in case anyone is interested:
- Samsung ultraportable laptop, which docks with printer, keyboard, screen, external hard-drive etc when I am home. It runs Windows 7 and the basic size, weight and power are similar to an 11 inch Mac Air;
- HTC HD Desire smartphone, if choosing again I would pick something smaller and lighter;
- A mobile broadband USB stick, a few years old but it still works;
- Dropbox. This is essential, since I have desktops at the Financial Times and the BBC. (Get yours here:;
- A Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 inch. Very nice and light, works well as a hotspot, but the software and choice of apps is noticeably inferior to those on my wife's iPad. (I find the iPad heavy and am very surprised Tyler carries two around.)
- A small Kindle. It's so light, why not? I often forward long documents from magazines or my own work to proofread on the Kindle.

Some curiosities about the way I use software, if anyone is interested: when I use Facebook (which is not much) or Google +, I do so on a separate browser from the browser I typically use. This is partly because I have two Google accounts, and partly to resist temptation. And I have also deliberately signed out of Twitter on my main computers - I tweet via a bookmarking service (Delicious/Andricious + and I read other people's tweets only on the Galaxy Tab. This is purely about avoiding distraction.

In case any of that is of interest. What about you?
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