Travel was supposed to become a tiny bit less aggravating. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved use of carry-on bag designs that allow pass-through of laptops without removing them for X-ray inspection.
A podcast might be the perfect tool for broadcasting your sermon or special event, but while they're fairly easy to put together, getting good quality sound takes some thought. The standard microphone that comes with most computers - or heaven forbid the built-in version in your laptop - creates a tinny far-away sound that instantly cheapens your broadcast. If you're doing any kind of recording on your computer, having decent equipment is a must.