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"jam" <pixel_art_d@yahoo.com>
Sent: 7/26/2001 3:03:31 PM
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Re: [gpsstash] Re: Human Caches?


I think he meant, "... for a promotional use ...", as it says in the
article.

eroom

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Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 2:19 PM
Subject: RE: [gpsstash] Re: Human Caches?


> >suppose Molsen is the first to use it with a transmitting device.
> Uhh, no. Lots of companies have done this. Emergency response vehicles,
> taxi cabs, limos, airplanes. I read a story about a cement company in
> Mexico that's doing this for all their trucks to allow their dispatchers
to
> assign them more efficiently and help them route around obstructions. I'm
> sure the military has gone way beyond anything like this. They went hog
> wild with regular GPS's during Desert Storm. No telling what's happened
in
> the intervening 10 years.
>
> This may be the smallest use of one. You would just need a bare-bones GPS
> receiver, connected to one of those cheap cell phones. I know I read a
> story recently (on Slashdot?, maybe Wired) where someone was planning on
> printing the circuitry for a cellphone on paper. Cheap, one time use
(short
> time, anyway) phones. Needs a little engineering to get it all to work in
> the size of a beer bottle. Activates when someone opens the bottle, I
> guess. Wonder what indication the drinker will have as to what's going
on.
> Did the article say? I can't be bothered to re-read it.
>
> > ----------
> > From: makaio@aracnet.com[SMTP:makaio@aracnet.com]
> > Reply To: gpsstash@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 3:04 PM
> > To: gpsstash@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [gpsstash] Re: Human Caches?
> >
> > --- In gpsstash@y..., Kluso@I... wrote:
> > > IN WHAT IS BELIEVED to be the world's first use of the U.S.
> > > military's Global Positioning System of satellites, Molson Canada
> > and
> > > Marketing Drive Canada have brewed up a new promotion for Coors
> > > Light...
> > >
> > > http://www.msnbc.com/news/604575.asp?0na=2314360-
> >
> > The "world's first use..." was by those who developed it...the U.S.
> > military. The world's first 'commercial use for marketing purposes',
> > afaik, would be by 20th Century Fox for the Project A.P.E. caches. I
> > suppose Molsen is the first to use it with a transmitting device.
> >
> >
> >
>
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