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Kit to the future

Kevin Sites filed text, video, images and audio from twenty wars for the duration of one year between 2005-2006 for the Yahoo HotZone project. Pictured above is the equipment he took with him. It all fitted inside one rucsac. Just a couple of years later and I think it'd be even smaller than it was back then. But what would you replace? And what would you replace it with? Here's what he had
Sony HDR-HC1 - High-Definition Digital Camcorder (With X 0.7 Wide Angle Converter Lens) Samsung SC-X105L - Digital Camcorder With “Headcam.” Apple 12-inch PowerBook - Laptop Computer. Hughes R-BGAN - Satellite Modem Thuraya/Hughes 7101 - Portable Satellite Phone. Palm Treo 650 GSM - Mobile “Smart” Phone link
Compare and contrast with what Naka Nathaniel worked with for the New York Times until recently.