Documenting equipment.

Computer, cameras and PDA used during the Pilgrimage.


Last succesful startup 2019.

With the practical handle.

iBook 2000, 12".

CPU Speed: 300 MHz, RAM: 64 MB, hard disk: 6 GB.

Announced in July 1999 at Macworld New York, the iBook was perhaps the most anxiously awaited Apple computer ever.

The design was called the "Clamshell", and it was inspired by the design of Apple's popular iMac line at the time. It was a significant departure from previous portable computer designs due to its shape, bright colors, incorporation of a handle into the casing, lack of a display closing latch, lack of a hinged cover over the external ports such as for the built-in wireless networking and the built-in telephone modem.

I paid in 2001 the same money equivalent to I would have to pay for a MacBook Pro 14" with ten-core processor in 2021.

And it fit perfectly in the small detachable backsack on my Fjällräven carry-on bag!

The Clamshell was very popular in education, and many school systems in the United States distributed one to every student, see example in excerpt from Legally Blonde.

Nikon F90X with 20-70 mm zoom and MB-10 grip.

Nikkor 70-210 mm zoom.

Nikon F90X 35 mm SLR.

With two Nikkor zoom lenses: 20 - 70 mm and 70 - 210 mm plus a MB-10 grip and SB-28 Speedlight flash.

Nikon F90X was noted for its fast autofocus speed, something I appreciated very much. It was the first Nikon SLR to interoperate with the first generation of Nikkor lenses featuring internal focusing motor.

Despite not being intended for the professional market the F90X was built to a high standard and was (and is) used by many professionals.

Nikon Nuvis S.

The APS IX240 film cartridge.

Nikon Nuvis S

The Nikon Nuvis S was an APS compact 3 x zoom camera with a unique design. Only the little flashlight window was not hidden in the camera housing when it was switched off. It had to be switched on by pulling the camera body out of its steel housing in which it was mounted. It was not the lightest compact APS camera, but may have been the most robust, since it could be carried in one's pocket without a further case around it, thus super rapid to pull out and shoot!

The Advanced Photo System (or APS) used "IX240" film cartridges that are optimized for fully automatic film load, enclosing the 24mm wide film completely when not in use. The film is even automatically put back into its cartridge and returned to the user after it has been developed.

The APS allowed for three exposure formats; each format can be selected per picture via the camera:
C - Classic 10x15 cm print
H - HDTV 10x18 cm print
P - Panoramic 10x24 cm print

Panasonic NV-MX300.


Panasonic NV-MX300 Digital video camera

This Panasonic NV-MX300 was a small, compact consumer digital video camera with a super-resolution (for year 2000) and many pro-style manual functions. It had both an invaluable view finder as well as a 2.5" LCD display. Optical zoom depth was 12 x. It had the advantage of recording 1.8 Mega Pixel still images. The camera also boasted microphone input level control, stereo zoom microphone, DV/analog in/out terminal and optical image stabilizer.

It recorded the video on mini DV tapes and the still pictures on an 8 MB Multimedia card. The still images that constitute the pictures in this Pilgrimage site were taken with this video camera.

Handspring Visor Platinum. Apps in top part and Graffiti writing area in the bottom: Letters to the left and numbers to the right.

Graffiti - and how to write it.

Handspring Visor Platinum PDA.

PDA - Personal Digital Assistant. Taste those words!

The Platinum had a 3" 4 bit gray scale screen which displayed a number of applications, such as Date Book, Address Book, To Do List, Memo Pad, Expense, Calculator, and Mail, nowadays basic apps in any "smartphone". The screen was tap sensitive and you used a stylus (parked in the bottom left corner) to write letters in a style called Grafitti that you draw in the Graffiti area in the lower part of the screen. It included a 33-MHz Motorola DragonBall VZ processor and used OS 3.5.2H. Like all Visors, the Platinum contained a microphone, intended to be used for Springboard slot-based cell phones.

The Visor had an expansion slot that provided connectivity to expansion units for GPS navigation, cameras, music players, cell phone service, and most of the functions of a modern "smart phone".

But the Handspring Visor was clearly a fore runner to what was to come in the near future, see the video From Visor to iPhone.

I lost my Visor Platinum i Buenos Aires in February 2002, and intended to later on buy a Treo, also from Handspring. Then the Sony Ericson p800 hit the market and I bought that instead.

Lowepro camera backpack with camera, long zoom lens, flash and with video camera, spare batteries and battery chargers.

Detachable backpack with iBook. Battered after long service.

The great thing with this backpack was that it, apart from being perfectly sized for the iBook, was an outer "pocket" of my wheeled Fjällräven carry-on that was detachable with a zipper.

Carrying equipment.

I had a Lowepro camera backpack that fitted all my larger photo and video equipment. The Nuvis was of course always in a trouser pocket and the Handspring Visor in a vest pocket.

The iBook fitted in the external pocket of my wheeled Fjällräven carry-on bag. This was detachable to become a small backpack and once I made a terrible mistake: I had flewn from Bogota to Medellin and on the return trip, waiting for boarding, I visted the internet cafe at Medellin airport. And I left the backpack there when the call for boarding came!!! Luckily Ines from Yaripa called the airport and the backpack was sent with a flight the very next day.