Office on Wheels: FordLink

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Next time you're waiting hours for a contractor to arrive, his lateness may not be due to his getting "hung up on a job." Right, he's surfing porn, I mean, working from his mobile office. Ford's just launched its FordLink system for F-Series pickups (and the 2008 Super Duty). The system includes a rugged, lightweight tablet PC running Windows XP and connected to the Internet via PVC tubing wireless broadband. The dealer-installed accessory package includes GPS navigation with audio prompts, a printer and small-business management software that facilitates job bidding, parts purchases and payment processing. All that and access to

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