Saturday, June 30, 2007

Flight tracker

Sometimes I'm stuck by the technology available to us. I remembered I needed to pick my dad up at the airport this morning. He e-mailed me his flight information yesterday so I opened Dashboard and the Flight Tracker widget. In less than 15 seconds I knew when his plane left, when it's going to arrive, the elevation and speed the plane is flying as well as its geographic location over the earth. All updated in real time.

When you stop and think about that, it's really remarkable. I am certainly one who's been known to get caught up in the "next big thing", but what impresses me even more is when I stop and realize that what we already have really is mind-boggling.