Art without engineering is dreaming;
Engineering without art is calculating.

Steven K. Roberts, N4RVE

Computing Across America – Portable Computer Review

Ever dream of just “hanging it up and heading into the sunset”? When Steve Roberts sold his suburban home and moved to an exotic high-tech bicycle, he set out to explore a new way of life—one that promised freedom, adventure, romance, and a “helluva lot of fun.”

In Computing Across America, Roberts describes the wild results of his drastic break with suburban life. Roberts’s story is a 10,000-mile odyssey of joy and despair, self- discovery, and occasional madness. His home on this journey was a 275-pound recumbent bicycle featuring 54 speeds, five computers—including a Hewlett-Packard portable and a Tandy Model 100—three ham radio stations, two solar panels, and an amazing assembly of high-tech gadgetry.