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Living on the road
作者:21ST    来源:高中版第171期    日期: 2010-04-14
外研版高三年级:High-tech Living

关键词:High-tech living

话题归类:科普知识与现代技术 Popular science and modern technology



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MAYBE you have heard of "SOHO" (small office, home office), when people make their homes their offices. Now, a UK businessman is wrapping his home and office up and putting it all into a van (有篷货车).

Ben Tristem, 28, quit his good city job in 2003, sold his London flat and moved into a 50,000 pounds (about 800,000 yuan) van. He and his girlfriend Lizzie Bury now run a retail agent (零售代理) business via the Internet while wandering Britain's roads.

Their vehicle now has satellite communications and most of the comforts of modern living. But Tristem is now overseeing a new, all-singing, all-dancing super-home with solar power, satellite broadband (宽带) and a home cinema system — all controlled by a touch-screen system.

This high-tech mobile office/home will cost 250,000 pounds (about 4 million yuan) and will satisfy his desire to travel while allowing him to run his online business.

Their business goes like this. A customer rings and asks to speak to Ben or Lizzie. A secretary in Nottingham, England, says, "One moment please", and using Internet technology puts the call straight through to wherever in the world Ben and Lizzie happen to be. And so the world has just got a little smaller again.

The secretary in Nottingham exists. She doesn't travel with them, but doesn't need to, not with all that technology. It's nice to think that even so modern a business as Tristem Enterprises needs a secretary, at a desk, in an office.

To find out more about Ben Tristem, you may want to check out www.tristem.net.




关键词:外研版 高三 High-tech Living 科普知识与现代技术 Popular science and modern technology



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