The following example of online video fits that bill. Featuring Cadence blogger Bob Dwyer, the two minute video demonstrates an iPhone being used to run Cadence software remotely via VPN and VNC. Geeky? Yes. Impractical? Of course. But fun? You betcha! Better yet — Bob offers it as justification to get your boss to spring for an iPhone.
And for those non-electrical engineers out there, here’s some thoughts to explain how silly/fun the video is. The “First Encounter” software that he’s demonstrating is used by electrical engineers to place and route the guts of a chip — just like those that are found in your laptop or cell phone. Back at the office, it’s running on hardware that you can only dream of owning. And the cost of this software with all of the trimmings? Let’s just say that it’s closer to what you paid for your house than you did for that latest copy of Photoshop.