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BillB031
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5/15/2015 | 11:26:59 AM
Re: at sea
I don't understand why people feel they always need to be "connected".  When I go on a trip, whether a camping trip, bare-boat sailing, canoe trip..etc..  The last thing I think about is being connected. The whole purpose of getting away is to disconnect.   But I guess being on a cruise ship is more like staying at a hotel watching the water float by. Your not going there to disconnect, rather, to take selfies to email back home to try and make people jealous who are freezing in the snow
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BobTuit,
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5/2/2015 | 2:22:22 PM
Text Messages from Hotels
The text message from the Hotel saying a room is now available is good, with a link to give you turn by turn directions on how to get there is better.  To have an app that  informs the Hotel (form your real time location) that you now are arriving and to say hello Mr. Tapscott here is your room number and key, clearly best.    
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kstaron,
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4/29/2015 | 8:47:52 PM
texts and packages
Using texts to verify people are home before diliver is brilliant. I can't tell you how many times I've had to deal with getting a package that I had to go back to the warehouse for or had rotting out on the front stoop all afternoon. While it does involve tech, it's something of a low tech solution to a real problem from both a company and customer point of view.
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4/28/2015 | 5:41:44 PM
Paypal
I think its a great move by Paypal to switch from Waterfall to Agile. I think its a well established company and they have been a little late on this but nevertheless they have opted for Agile and it has also given good results.
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Ariella,
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4/28/2015 | 5:31:29 PM
Re: at sea
@[email protected] In the case of the person I spoke with, he was relying on staying connected to check in on business things. So he had a lot more to lose out on than not posting his vacation pics in real time.
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4/28/2015 | 5:30:01 PM
Re: at sea
Internet on cruise , wow ! Just loved it. Sharing my snaps on the social while I am enjoying and keeping my friends update. Google's new project will make the internet availability more interesting.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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4/28/2015 | 8:36:25 AM
at sea
<Royal Caribbean is using a new, low-orbiting satellite system to offer, in the middle of the sea, the same kind of high-speed and low-latency Internet access that people get onshore -- and at a much lower cost than has been available at sea before. >

I've never taken a cruise myself, but I interviewed someone just after he finished one. His main complaint was that he couldn't get Internet access for days. The ship was supposed to have had it, so he was very disappointed and put out. If Royal Carribean is touting this, they had better be able to deliver.


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