David Pogue, NY Times tech funny man, talks about location based tracking of kids using cellphones. He talks about the phones, the pricing and the mapping backends that are used by the different services. Head over to Mr Pogue’s site to watch the video.
Over the last couple of days I have been reading Here, There Be Dragons by James Owen which can be found in the young adult section of your bookstore (why is it always on the opposite side of the store from Scifi/Fantasy). The thing that grabbed me was a dragon on the cover, but what sucked me in was the subtitle the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica. Besides being a great rainy day read there is a strong geography undercurrent (the Cartographer of Lost Places is great) plus it is great for adult readers because of the allusions to classic literature throughout the book. There is some sample text available on the webpages.
Here, There Be Dragons
by James Owen
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
The VerySpatial crew wishes you a happy holiday season…
Update: Please excuse the typos