How Laptop Living Almost Left Me Homeless

When an Internet Connection Is the Only Thing Tethering You to the World, It’s Easy to Find Yourself Hovering More or Less Nowhere


Last week I turned 45. I may soon become homeless.

I am not the stereotypical candidate for homelessness: I have a B.A. in English and a small business as a copywriter. And yet, my situation says something about where we live now in California–somewhere between a real roof and a virtual one. When your work doesn’t demand a physical address and you’ve lost social contacts and the web of connections they provide, it’s all too easy to find yourself hovering more or less nowhere.

Earlier this year the trailer park in …

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