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August 13, 2009

Tech Torture with Topher, Day 4

Posted: 02:20 PM ET

Editor’s note: This is the latest in’s ongoing “Tech Torture With Topher” video-blog series, in which we “torture” staffer Topher Kohan by depriving him of a technological convenience for a week to see how he copes with it. This week, Topher is trying to conduct all his digital business only on his smartphone while traveling for work.

Hi all! Here's a quick update for Day 4.

I had a good day yesterday with just my iPhone, although I had to cheat and use my laptop to get an e-mail that was too old to appear on my phone, which only displays my most recent 200 e-mails. I believe this is an iPhone-specific issue. I also know that if I organized my mail better, this would not be a problem.

Besides that, I am working just fine on the phone.

What do you think? Is this a way you would travel? Would it work for business, or just for personal trips? Drop us a comment and let us know.

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Jon Henshaw   August 14th, 2009 1:57 pm ET

I'm thinking that as soon as I have the elusive and fictitious Apple tablet, that would be all I need to survive. I suppose, as you're proving, the iPhone is good enough for messaging and such, but switching apps on it gets annoying quickly. Especially if you're wanting to download and edit photos, and then put it in a new blog entry, etc...

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