我的丰田休旅车没什么好讲的，里面有一个 Garmin Nuvi 1300 导航仪。我会用 iPhone 来听一些 podcast 与有声读物。我的大部分「阅读」就是在 iPhone 上完成的。
正式拍摄时我用的是 Lumix FZ150，它是一台 24X 超大变焦的相机，相当于有一个 600mm 的镜头。它非常轻，而且结构紧凑。我并不嫌弃随身带台单反，要知道过去几年来我都要带着两个单反和五个镜头，那才是真麻烦。
一般会开这些应用：Postbox（邮件应用）、Chrome、Word、PowerPoint、Lightroom（照片处理软件）、Tweetbot、备忘录、Scrivener（写作软件）、InDesign（排版软件）与 Evernote。我用 Time Machine 把备份保存在一个移动硬盘与两个（对，两个）云端服务器上，分别是 BackBlaze 与 Crashplan。至今我还没有丢失过任何文件。
大屏幕越多越好。希望能在一个四周都是墙、墙上挂满大屏显示器的地方工作，而且能完全用手势与声音去操控它们（想象一下《少数派报告》与《钢铁侠》里的场景）。我还希望能有人做出一个 HTML5 的云端发布平台，比 InDesign 更简单；只要把文字拖放到版面内，摁下一个键，你的电子书就发布了。
Who are you, and what do you do?
I package ideas. I am an avid photographer, maker, traveler, father, bicyclist, designer, philosopher, and book reader. I make my living as a techno-philosopher and author. My most recent book is a graphic novel about angels and robots called The Silver Cord. I’m co-founder of Wired magazine, and former editor of the Whole Earth Catalogs. I also publish the Cool Tools blog, going on 12 years.
What hardware do you use?
A Mac G5 Quad Core tower with two, yes two, huge Cinema screens. I travel with a tiny, lovely, cheery 11-inch Mac Air, which I love.
On my desk is a classic Wacom Graphire tablet for drawing, an ancient Panasonic 2-line phone, a Radio Shack headset (the only way to talk on a phone), and a non-electric Brock Microscope.
In my travel bag I keep a pair of Bose Quite15 noise canceling earphones, which I will keep on even while I sleep on a flight. Very small, lightweight. Cancel outside sound, like on an airplane, yet are comfortable to wear. A tiny Fenix AA LED flashlight, and an old 3G Kindle. When I am presenting a talk I carry a Logitech Wireless Presenter for advancing slides remotely, and a Mac VGA dongle.
In my boring Toyota minivan, I have a Garmin Nuvi 1300 navigator. I use my iPhone for listening, filled with podcasts and audio books. That’s where I get most of my “reading” done.
When I am seriously photographing I use a Lumix FZ150, with its awesome 24x optical zoom, the equivalent of something like a 600mm lens. It’s super light and compact. I can’t be bothered with an SLR, because I carried two of those and five lenses everyday for years and it was a drag.
And what software?
I usually keep the following apps opened: Postbox (email), Chrome, Word, Powerpoint, Lightroom (photos), Tweetbot, Notes, Scrivner (book writing), InDesign (book layout), and Evernote. I back up to TimeMachine, to a second eternal hardisk, and to two (yes 2) cloud servers, BackBlaze and Crashplan. I have not lost any files yet.
What is your ideal work environment?
I can’t have too many large screens. I’d like to be surrounded by large screens the size of walls, and have full gestural and voice input (think Minority Report and Iron Man set ups). Also, I hope somebody makes an html5 cloud-based publishing platform. Just drag and drop inside your layout, better than InDesign, then hit a button to publish your ebook.
Where does your work inspiration come from?
I read a lot of books. In fact, I work in a space surrounded by a two-story library of printed books. Books give me ideas.
Recommend a useful tool for daily life.
I carry a $1 plastic box cutting knife in my pocket. I used it about 4 times every day.