Plethora Press – Island Office

I have been saying for almost 25 years that technology will evolve to the point where I can easily, and cheaply, work from the island. My years at BNR and Nortel let me get a glimpse at telephony and high speed communications well before it was available to the public and it was obvious that things would be changing dramatically.

Plethora Press - Island Office

Well, with the advent of cell phones, the evolution of solar and the availability of things like Novatel’s MiFi 2372 (which we got from Rogers), that time is now.

I am typing this sitting in the studio, looking at at the rain falling on raspberry canes and young mountain ash. I have spent the last 2 hours reviewing the work being done on our new website and responding to emails. Dad & Molly are building the ice house. Jason is splitting wood. Cheyenne is starting the fire and planning an elaborate dinner. Gerry is clearing some brush so we can work on fixing the house, and I’m about to hit “post” and get them all together to go for a swim.

For extra awww-factor, there is a kitten curled up between me and the keyboard purring up a storm as I type this.
Life is good.

Yes, we have internet ON the island! And not a smart phone or tethered solution, a full 5 port WIFI hub.
Loving the Rogers MiFi solution!! Loving it!
Looking forward to a real test of it’s capacity with 2 laptops, an iPad and an iPod Touch all working it to it’s limits…. should be fascinating to see how it performs.


Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

One thought on “Plethora Press – Island Office

  • August 9, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    That is just way tooooo f@@@ing idyllic.
    Especially the kitten bit. And the mountain ash. In a few weeks, robins (and cardinals if you have them) will be eating the fruit. Adorably.
    Green eyes have turned greener reading this.
    Almost makes me want to sell my house and move.


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