[ad#Work From The Beach 300 x 250]What exactly is a technomad? Is it different from a vagabond? What does the term mean? What if you were only allowed to have 10 things?
I came across an interesting post today called Neominimalism and the Rise of the Technomads and for some reason it got me to thinking about what if I were only allowed to have ten possessions. What would they be? I’m going to compose my list right here, on the fly. I ask you to do the same and submit it as a comment. The best list will win the ultimate neo-minimalist prize. Nothing! That’s right! Nothing to carry, nothing to take care of, nothing to worry about, nothing to lose. So do your best.
Here are the rules:
1) 10 things total including clothing
2) a pair of something (shoes, socks) counts as just one thing
3) power cords or other essential parts are included with things (laptop + powercord, phone + charger, car + keys)
4) the list is for where and when you are now, but you can trade things later (for instance shorts for pants in summer/winter)
5) we can harsh out other rules as we go along, let’s be hard, but fair
Without further ado, I present my list:
1) My leather shoulder bag (to hold my ten things, groceries, etc)
2) My netbook (music, skype, camera, videos, etc – I might at some point trade it for a smart phone but since I write and blog for a living and haven’t had a smart phone yet- not yet)
3) My green pants because they are light and they roll up into shorts easily or work as decent dress trousers too
4) Toothbrush – It’s essential
5) decent sandals/slippers/or flip flops
6) My sarong (it works as towel, sheet, or what have you)
7) a t-shirt
8) a button down shirt
9) board shorts (wear them as underwear, trunks, or for hammam)
10) My paypal debit card
Damn. That was harder than I thought it would be. Close runner up was sunglasses, swiss army knife, SIGG water bottle, and my coffee cup which I’ve modded into a small french press. Not to mention underwear. So what do you think? Do you see holes in my list? What’s your list?
Again, the best list wins – Nothing! The ultimate neominimalist prize package.