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Unwired

The wireless Web-just as fun and handy as promised.

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This story appears in the June 2000 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

I have held the future of the Web in my hand, and I'll tell you it's an exciting-even amazing-thing, and before long, none of us will be able to remember how we got along without it. Oh, I was skeptical about the wireless Internet: Who'd want to surf with a cell phone, I snorted, and that brusque dismissal is where matters rested until CoolEmail forced me to eat my negativity.

When the company first approached me, I politely but firmly told the representative to go away, and I added that maybe some people might want to look at e-mail on a cell phone but I couldn't because I didn't have a phone that would do it. A few days later a box showed up at my door and inside was a wireless Web-ready Sprint digital phone. An attached note told me to punch a couple of buttons and, bingo, I'd be surfing the wireless Web.

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