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GPS tracking on the Web


¢ Lawrence resident Tim Hibbard, who has a Web site using GPS technology that constantly tracks his location, is the subject of a story in the [Mail & Guardian][1], a South African paper._With a GPS phone linked to a Google map, Tim Hibbard encourages people to track his location through his websiteTim Hibbard wants you to see where he is. On his website, Hibbard uses GPS technology to plot his location on a map of Lawrence, Kansas, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A GPS phone in his car feeds information into a Google map, and a small icon represents Tim Hibbard, website architect and self-confessed geek._ If you zoom in on the location, you can see the roof of the building he's in. If you were familiar with Lawrence, you could suggest things for Hibbard to do. "One guy sent me a text message that said: 'Hey dude! Get some coffee!' I was actually already on my way to get coffee,'' he recalls.¢ An incident last spring at Kansas University is being used by the [Des Moines Register][2] as evidence of why people shouldn't walk and talk on their cell phones at the same time.A University of Kansas student told the student newspaper last spring he struck a young woman who suddenly walked into a crosswalk while chatting on her cell phone.¢ Yet another mention of Lawrence in a story about "Jericho," the CBS drama about life in a Kansas town after a nuclear attack. This time, it's the [New York Times][3] reminding readers of "The Day After," the movie with a similar premise filmed in Lawrence._ The last time a network delved so intently into the aftermath of a nuclear explosion was in 1983 when ABC broadcast "The Day After," set in and around Lawrence, Kan._ [1]: http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=284361&area=/insight/insighteconomy__business/ [2]: http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060920/NEWS01/609200354/1002 [3]: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/20/arts/television/20stan.html?_r=1&oref=slogin


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