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Pun intended

June 29, 2004

Was it pun or fun that motivated a chip maker (see logo above) to cook up the Web- and wave-riding vehicle it unveiled this month? The prototype incorporates a tablet PC, solar panels and video camera and communicates via WiFi with a high-speed net connection point, or hotspot, on the beach. A surfer at Rincon can watch a similarly equipped buddy at Blacks get tubed, then check the Web's many live surf cams for hollower waves at another break. Meanwhile, publications like this will find the stupid surf joke irresistible and offer free publicity.

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