Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Box 

The BBC has fitted an ordinary shipping container with a GPS locator and is following its progress as it travels the world. It is either stupid or fascinating, I cannot decide which.


By Blogger apex, at Wed Sep 17, 12:21:00 PM:

Who cares, if it's paid for by TV tax?


By Blogger clint, at Wed Sep 17, 01:20:00 PM:

I vote fascinating.

Thanks for the pointer.  

By Blogger Arthur, at Wed Sep 17, 02:31:00 PM:

It would get really interesting if a GPS enabled container got nabbed by pirates.  

By Blogger Dawnfire82, at Wed Sep 17, 04:02:00 PM:

Ever visit wheresgeorge.com? Similar concept, but with currency.  

By Blogger tbez, at Wed Sep 17, 05:12:00 PM:

They should have put a gnome in the container.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Sep 18, 06:01:00 AM:

It would also be interesting if it went overboard from the container ship. The industry is very coy about the numbers, but it seems that roughly 2000 containers are lost annually and can take up to two months to fully sink. This is one of the most severe hazards to navigation for blue water sailors.


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