nelson at crynwr.com
Fri Dec 2 21:25:08 PST 2005
Imagine if there were geopodcasts. That is, bits of audio ABOUT a
place annotated with the location OF the place. Then, when you asked
Google for trip directions, it would also give you an RSS feed of URLs
pointing to geopodcasts along the route of your trip. Then you could
suck them down to your laptop. Using a GPS receiver and the
appropriate software, it would play the audio file, timing it so that
the file stopped playing when you got to the place described.
Chicken and egg problem. How many people are going to want to fiddle
with a laptop in a car, and unless there's a good way to play
geopodcasts, who would contribute them?
So you build custom hardware out of a GPS module and MP3 player module
which fetches geopodcasts from a memory card. You record the initial
set of podcasts and don't make them freely copyable. You make it so
that people can easily find and fetch third party podcasts.
In my copious spare time....
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