GPS, phones, toothing

Major Variola (ret) mv at
Sat Jul 3 19:28:15 PDT 2004

At 07:23 PM 7/3/04 -0500, bgt wrote:
>"With a few keystrokes on a wireless phone, a m-mode subscriber is
>given the approximate geographic location of his friend, such as a
>street intersection. The two friends can then exchange messages,  call
>the other, or choose a place to meet from a directory of nearby
>restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and bookstores."
>I'm pretty sure they don't use GPS for this... I think they do some
>form of triangulation from the cell towers.

The cool thing about 'toothing' is that the party you're arranging to
mutually stimulate is within a finite physical range.  An amusing
unintended consequence.

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