I barely remember this one, though as always it was a real hoot to swap puns with Saint $ilicon and meet the endless flow of eager attendees who visited my booth to see the bike. At this point, I was immersed in the Microship project with teams of students at UCSD, and I recall taking…

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Steven Roberts Nomadic Research Labs Wednesday, 8:30-9:20am Steven Roberts, self-proclaimed “High Tech Nomad,” will revisit his travels into DataSpace. Roberts has traversed the U.S. on his computerized bicycle and, through the marvel of mobile computing, has been able to stay in touch with the world from the seat of his bike. Roberts has done “meeting…

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This event was covered in the Oregonian the next day; see that post for more about the Microship lab quest that was just nearing an end.  Bicycle in DATASPACE with STEVE ROBERTS A high-tech nomadic bicyclist takes to the open road and redefines the concept of freedom at the Oregon Convention Center TCA Partners in…

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This is a wonderful place, and the event of my speaking there ended up being pivotal. I was schmoozing around the country for Microship lab space and had a good friendship developing at Scripps… but there was no open facility for me to spend a couple of years doing a messy boat project on-site. I…

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For a few years, I fed the Microship project with speaking gigs… sometimes with the help of Keynote Speakers bureau. This was one that they found me, and it was unusual… 11 half-hour talks in a booth on the show floor. That was quite relaxing compared to a standard keynote, and led to lots of…

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This visit took place in 1993, when the industry was abuzz with the mobile implications of promising new technologies like GPS and cellular. Motorola was one of my sponsors (with their ground-breaking Traxar navigator as well as radios from the Radius division), and on one of my speaking tours I was invited to swing by…

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  I barely recall the details of this gig in Oxford, Ohio… though that graphic is a bit misleading! I was on an extended tour around the US in the mothership; this was just after the Mobile World Expo in Boston, and a few days later, I was near Chicago, speaking at Motorola. As I…

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This is just a quick note in QST about my visit to ARRL on March 9, 1993, during a speaking tour with BEHEMOTH.  Steve Roberts, N4RVE, brought his rolling research lab (disguised as a recumbent bicycle) to ARRL Headquarters just before the Blizzard of ’93 hit in mid-March. Visible in this shot of the trailered…

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Boston: Hynes Convention Center March 3-4, 1993 (See related newspaper coverage) Nomadic Research Labs Steven Roberts the “High-Tech Nomad” will display the computerized bicycle he calls BEHEMOTH . . . Big Electronic Human-Energized Machine (Only Too Heavy) … at Mobile Computing EXPO. Steven Roberts and BEHEMOTH have pedaled over 16,000 miles across America while writing…

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Satellite & Cellular Internet on a Bicycle One of the most fun parts of this whole adventure was what came after the years of development and pedaling… being invited to conferences and trade shows to mingle with the folks who built the industry. This one was stellar, and brought together the team who invented my…

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