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alexander.johns@wellsfargo.com
Sent: 9/24/2001 11:12:57 AM
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RE: [gpsstash] geocaching.com travel bugs


I'm not sure this is anything to get upset about. Lots of people charge for
things. You gotta buy a soccer ball and possibly cleats in order to play
soccer. This just seems like an easy way for someone to trace movement of
an item they place in a cache. A better place for your query would be to
ask Jeremy himself, since he's the one who developed the web site capability
to track these things. Let us know what he says. In case someone is
wondering what we're talking about: http://www.geocaching.com/track/

Oh, actually I just thought of a low-tech (or low-cost) way for you to join
in on something like this: http://www.wheresgeorge.com/ The serial number
is produced by the US Government. Just get out a dollar bill, write the
website on it somewhere, put it in a cache and hope that whoever gets it out
of the cache will play along. I guess it's still a pay-to-play system, but
it's only a buck.

On a separate GPS story, has anyone seen this:
http://www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,46677,00.html - a GPS device that
has a database of speed cameras in the UK, and alerts you when you get near
one. Everyone was worried about the government putting GPS's in everyone's
car and monitoring their speed and mailing them tickets when they broke the
law. Here's the flip side.

Well, fall is upon us and we (my family, anyway) are getting ready for some
geocaching. We got out of the habit during the summer - just too many other
things to do. Looking forward to traipsing through the leaves in search of
'treasure'. I know there hasn't been much traffic on this list lately. I'm
assuming others have felt the same and things will be picking up soon.

See you out there.

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> From: GC Scout[SMTP:gc_scout@hotmail.com]
> Reply To: gpsstash@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 6:05 PM
> To: GPSstash@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [gpsstash] geocaching.com travel bugs
>
> Geocaching.com just released a method of tracking geocache hitchhikers
> through the use of serial numbers assigned to the hitchhiker.
>
> Does anyone know if there'll be a way to get a serial number generated
> without having to buy a Groundspeak dogtag for $5.99 plus
> shipping/handling?
> Or is this a pay-to-play scheme?
>
>