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A digital nomad and proud of it (Your guide to digital nomadism)

Some days ago I found out that I was a digital nomad!

A digital nomad (myself) on Mark the analog camel, nomading our way through Mongolia. Mark comes with a wifi router, so I guess he's not that analog after all.

A digital nomad (myself) on Mark the analog camel, nomading our way through Mongolia. If only Mark came with a wifi router installed, that would be the best!

I guess I am a bit slow to catch up with the rest of the world since the term digital nomad has been around since 1997. I did some googling and it seems like it is being used quite loosely. To me it seems like a digital nomad should be first of all a nomad – someone who does not live in one place, does not have a permanent home and travels around. A wanderer, an itinerant. How intensively he travels is not really important, I guess. But if he goes to Bali, rents a vila and is “based” there to run his online business, is he a nomad or an expat (another favourite word – a euphemism for immigrants from developed countries). Some nomads seem to talk about their homes a lot. (more…)

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