There’s a good article in Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter about using a laptop’s wireless connection when you are doing research in libraries and research centers that have wireless internet access:
Being seated in the Family History Library does not mean that you have to be isolated from the outside world, although that may seem desirable at times. In fact, you can sit in front of a microfilm viewer with your laptop computer to one side and check your e-mail or surf the web, looking for even more genealogy data to corroborate what you have just found on microfilm. If truth be told, I wrote this article and sent it to my editor via e-mail while seated in front of a microfilm viewer in the library.
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