“The term ‘technomad’ seems to have emerged in 1983, when freelance writer and software designer Stephen K. Roberts resolved to stop “doing things [he] didn’t really enjoy to pay for things [he] didn’t really want.” He hit the road with a specially designed, high-tech recumbent bicycle—complete with solar panels, a stereo, and a built-in laptop he could work on whilst pedaling—and the idea of the roving, tech-enabled explorer was born. In 2010, the term was re-introduced into the cultural vernacular in a TED Talk by internet curator Sean Bonner.”–will-travel