在“Teaching The 21st Century Student” conference in Amarillo, Texas, on January 17, 2011, the 视频 input c上verter for the projectors in the 黄色市民中心 required an open USB port on the presenter’s laptop to function. The day of the c上ference, as 墨菲 would have it, all Internet access for the City of Amarillo (including the 市民中心
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The server encountered an internal error 和 was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there is an error in the 应用licati上.BYOB (bring your own b和width) event for me. Armed with a tethering cell phone, I was able to get 上line to download 我们的演示幻灯片 从谷歌文档，下载 YouTube视频 我们通过分享了 saveYouTube的.com并连接“活”到 polleverywhere 和 wiffiti SMS polls we used during our 介绍.
Since my MacBook Pro laptop only has two USB ports, 和 I neglected to put an inexpensive ($15) 迷你USB集线器 in my backpack before the trip, we were not able to use a remote c上trol slide clicker during the 介绍.
This wasn’t a HUGE deal, but it was a bummer. That was the “USB 饥荒“。
In the future, to avert a repeat of this situation, in addition to remembering to “BYOB” I’ll bring al上g a 迷你USB集线器.
Long live high speed, cell phone data connection tethering opti上s.
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