I’ve been in Boston a week now, and still have a couple of days here before I head back home for the end of the week, Icelandic Ash permitting. My problem is that my body has now completely adjusted to US Eastern time, and I know that I’ll suffer when I get back to Scotland.
So, even though its only just before 8:00 on a Sunday night, I’m going to try to get to bed and get up at 5:00 (Not least to e-mail phone folk back in the office). Helps that I’m now alone, as my work colleagues all caught the afternoon plane home, after a fun late lunch with Tony Knopp, our MIT Liaison contact, in a Sandwich bar in deepest Cambridge, MA.
So bed, in the Boston evening gloaming, as I can see the planes stacked up over Logan Airport from my 21st Floor room, as well as the flood lights of Fenway Park, where the Red Soxs seem be suffering badly at the hands of the Yankees.
I have been a Nokia mobile phone chap since my very first phone back in 1994. I have been a Communicator buff for almost the same time, ever since I saw a pre prototype Nokia Communicator at the University of Helsinki about 96.
I've used Nokia's (mainly their Communicator models) almost exclusively since then. I did have a little fling with a Sony Ericsson about 2000 ( I needed a phone that worked in North America as well as Europe and Nokia did not make one - imagine...) but that only lasted a year.
But - the office has standardised on new Smartphones, a Taiwanese model, and my Nokia days are over.
Sitting on a train, heading for Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Airport, and hence London and finally Boston sometime later tonight.
It's been a couple of years since I was last the city, and I'm going to be there for about ten days, long days by the look of my work schedule, but hopefully I'll get a couple of hours to try out the new camera on the cities dramatic architecture.
This is Boston Waterfront from back in 2008.