The quick copy shop
I was on my way to visit a customer when I suddenly realized that I had forgotten to bring along the hardcopy of an important document. So while I was driving I used the Google app to voice search for “copy places near <the town>”, then Google Maps to map it and get directions. I arrived at the Minuteman copy/print store and asked to use his computer to download the file from the web to his computer for printing, but his company policy wouldn’t allow that. So I fired up my laptop, connected to the Internet using Minuteman’s wireless—he shared their password with me—and then emailed the file him for printing.
Time in store: 5 minutes. Cost: $3.00.
Five years ago, this kind of connectivity and mobility was unheard of, especially in light of the need to use so many different technologies to make it happen.