The "Going Bedouin" story from Greg Olsen, the CTO of Coghead, has been around for a while but I really found it interesting. Especially since I tried it myself from the Caribbean and many other places.
However, you don't need to go that far away to see the benefits. It amazes me to see that, in year 2006, people still set an auto-message in their Outlook when they are going on business trips!
How much do they miss not having a laptop using connections over 3G or a WiFi network at a hotel or coffee shop?
(3G runs very well in Sweden providing a mobile 0,4 MB connection, soon 1,5 MB)