I spend my day on the computer looking at a map created by the electronic global positioning system instruments carried by sled-dog teams on the trail during the Iditarod race. With a few clicks I can see who is where, and whether they are racing or resting. Another click gives me access to the official list of current race standings. There, I can even watch tiny clips of video interviews done with some of the racers. In my cabin in Anchorage I work this information into little updates concentrating on the three local mushers from the delta of the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers in this year’s race, and email it to KYUK, the radio station in Bethel, which is physically much closer than I am to the mushers on the trail as they come out of the Alaska Range and head to the Yukon River. They air my words minutes later in their local news. This type of interconnectivity is the norm for the younger generation, but I remember covering the race before all of this was available.