Note: This post was written by Intel’s Elvin Ong.Intel has recoiled tightly and about to uncork a new level of mobile computing with Intel Centrino 2. It’s the latest essential ingredients inside laptops jacking up performance, improving battery life and increasing wireless Internet experience on the go. That’s where Parkour comes to mind. Parkour is the art and practice of movement, which is similar to what we at Intel like to call “mobility.” The Website How Stuff Works put it this way:
…what if taking a morning jog didn’t mean training for a marathon or wearing short shorts? What if it meant creative, individual expression through acrobatic moves like leaping from walls and over gaps, ground rolls and precision jumping? Instead of running laps around the community park, you’d navigate through the city, making the urban landscape your personal obstacle course, a playground for strength, freedom, courage and discipline.Parkour practitioners overcome obstacles quickly and efficiently, without using extraneous movement. Individual movements are defined by their intention to get somewhere using the most effective moves with the least loss of momentum. Being highly mobile and adaptive is the name of the game, with control and freedom to move through urban environment the way you want to. We see this sport much like how we see the new Intel Centrino 2 technology hitting the streets next week: powerful, mobile, in control with freedom to step towards your next move. Laptops with Centrino 2 technology will be among the first to use DDR3. The latest 802.11n helps connect faster to the Internet and roam further, and provides performance or energy efficiency when it’s needed to ensure your notebook keeps up with you. I could always go for improving the way I move while keeping tapped into my Internet life…how about you? We shot this video with a Parkour group based in Sydney, Australia, where there’s an Australian Parkour Assiciation. Parkour is becoming an international “movement” with groups all over. Here are some cool things to check out: Parkour.net the “Official Parkour Portal” (registration required) American Parkour Parkour TV Parkour Generations * Parkour is even inspiring new games.