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Horrah! You updated! And you linked to XKCD!I think that would be an awesome idea because the packages are scanned already so if they already know what truck the package is on, they just have to connect gps data to a map to their site. It would be cool to be able to track the truck around your neighborhood before it is dropped off at your house. You could find and follow the truck. You could also see all the stops that the truck made, all the breaks that the guy took, how fast he is going, and who else is getting a package.Actually, maybe that's a bit too much information. Maybe it would be better to have a percent value like %20.35 to Detroit %72.96 to delivery destination. Or how many miles it is away from your house. Or maybe the gps would only be for the trip from the initial shipping place to the final distribution destination. Then it would just say that it is on it's way to your house. That would protect the delivery men from getting harassed with people asking for their package early (who knows if the people would actually go through the trouble of finding them, but I bet it would be irritating as hell if they did).
Woo, I have a reader?!? Sweet.I agree, they know what truck it is on, so it doesn't seem like it'd be hard to make a system to track it.. or at least be more specific with the times. I'm looking at the shipping tracking page, and it took two days to go 5 hours. Of course, there might also be a problem, because according to the page, it arrived at some place in GA, then never left.. although it arrived in MN a few days later.It'd just be nice because I know I get a bit obsessive over it, and I like being able to see progress more then once every other day.
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