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Guys: digital nomads.
This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me.
In fact, where do those sorts of people buy all their gear? Like those sort of patagonian style poncho things with the wooden toggles... Don't think i've ever seen a shop selling those sorts of things
A hair... tube?
I am deeply skeptical about how they can fund some of these lifestyles based on blog clicks.
as opposed to the semi-legendary digital nomads of yore
location independent professionals (LIP)
Think it's about time we turned off the internet.
If only he had a permanent address that we could firebomb.
it's just unfortunate that the examples they've chosen to illustrate the concept are all pretty awful.
Your parents paying for your lifestyle does sound like a wonderful way to live
Pretty sure most people on here would have been in the same position
after that I would be a real, succesful adult with a qualification and would make do on my own from then on, which I did... until I moved back home.
Not sure he'd be keen on paying for me to go off a-bloggin' round the world.
But then again I'm a complete failure so I'm not sure who's having the last laugh.
that's hard going
nearly didn;t, still though. agree re: nngghh
people on here! did your parents financially support you at uni? (judge for yourself whether your exact amount of money they spunked on your degree/other venture counts as support)
but I can't remember if there was a different term for it or not. Does anyone else remember it?
Also, like those guys up there said: BACKPACKERBANTER.COM
but I think there was another, for some reason I think xyloman might have started it.
This photo is making me laugh really hard for reasons I can't really explain: http://www.backpackerbecki.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/IMG_3853-640x427.jpg
was away for so long he never hard to pay them back.
that's the way to do it. not this 'pretend to be a writer' shite.
and point out that the Digital Nomad thing was a well established concept 10 years or so ago.
Tried to filter out searches for Western Digital's portable hard drive case in ^that trend graph. The irony is that yer actual modern Digital Nomad wouldn't need to bother with a portable hard drive now that dropbox et al exist.
It's the next stage from the footloose industry - where the workers are not tied to offices. I remember discussing it in digital design lectures back when I was in university (which was over a decade ago), but the idea of being a backpacker AND working remotely is something that is pretty recent, arriving with cloud technology and smartphones, and even then, from looking at the article linked to in the OP, it's still hard to see how you can make it completely financially independent.
there to be a full separation between work/business and footloose/backpacker working. I kinda take it as implicit within the term that there's a merging of the two extreme ends of the work drudgery v extended gap year spectrum.
This chap has been at it for over half a decade http://newescapologist.co.uk/2008/12/23/an-invitation-to-new-escapology/
From a similar time, and also (kinda) related to the OP - the photo in the linked story reminds me of the EEE girl. :-D
Which kinda emphasises how much this whole thing reeks of some sort of washed up buzz article from the early 00s. That old stock photo of a chick on the beach shows her using some chinky ol' 15" laptop, not even a sexy newfangled netbook like the EEE girl. Any self respecting revivalist digital nomad wouldn't be seen dead using anything other than a virtual keyboard.
that is all I guess