I can't resist sharing this. Confession: I wrote this posting in advance. I'm actually on vacation this week. You'll never guess where! Amish country!
Is it me, or is there something humorous about a technology reporter going to visit the Amish on vacation.
I would say it's truly a vacation from my work. My hotel doesn't even have WiFi.
Of course, the Amish are not technology-adversed. They just liked the technological innovations from the 18th and 19th century so much that they decided to stick with them.And who's having the last laugh now that gas is around four bucks a gallon. I may come home in a horse and buggy.
I expect to feel very inspired by my visit with this wonderful sub-culture that manages to hang on to its communal integrity. You'll be hearing about it next week, I assure you.
P.S. I'm also going to Hershey. Tech reporters like chocolate on their vacations too.
Last updated: Aug 12, 2008
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio