Something for the Serious Allnurses Addict this Summer

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    last update: thursday, june 24, 2004. 7:48am (aest)
    web eases board boredom

    for beach bums who get withdrawal shakes if they are deprived of e-mail for a few hours, there is an answer: an internet-enabled surfboard.

    the gadget, developed by microprocessor giant intel, incorporates a touch-screen tablet computer and solar panels on its top surface, which is protected from seawater by a thin sheet of clear plastic.

    it has a wi-fi antenna for access to the web.

    "and even a built-in webcam to capture those special moments at sea," the british weekly new scientist reports in its next issue.

    intel built the novelty board to promote its sponsorship of a surfing competition in south-western england this month.

  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   karenG
    great idea...............If I could surf!!!

  4. by   suzanne4
    surf board???? I would hope that someone could get away from their computer and e-mail for at least a little while.................
  5. by   traumaRUs
    I'm online so much my dogs meets me here every morning!
  6. by   jnette
    OMG !!! That's a riot. :chuckle
  7. by   Angela Mac
    that is the strangest product I have ever heard of. I am trying to picture someone surfing the waves while surfing the web, and all I can picture, is a human body propelling towards a coconut palm.