There might be another law, almost a counterpoint to Moore's law (sod's law?) that could state that what you want is always two years away from being available.
This is not quite as contrary as it sounds. What we can have is constantly moving forward (that's Moore's law) but unfortunately what we have now then redefines what we could have and what we want. The counterpoint to Moore's law is perhaps another way of saying "tomorrow never comes".
So what has this got to do what what I put in my bag. Well tomorrow there is clearly going to be some whizzo bang device that meets all the requirements I can conceive of today. This whizzo bang device would clearly be able to:
- take pictures and video;
- allow me to update my blog as I travel along the E4 (sorry must have a keyboard);
- help me navigate (big decision needed on whether to go total or partial GPS);
- let me phone home (ET on the E4);
- play music.
My thanks to anonymous for his/her (suspect his) comments on my first packed my bag blog. Really helpful advice. Interesting views on how long the boots will last - perhaps I could get a sweepstake going on this one.