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From Astrolabe To GPS: Mapping Our Lives Now

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2014


A deep history of maps and navigation, from the ancient Polynesians to the pinpoint GPS on your smart phone now and the pinpoint tracking to come. Among the guests on this episode of the NPR show OnPoint:
  • Hiawatha Bray, technology reporter for the Boston Globe. His new book is “You Are Here: From The Compass To GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves.” (@watha)
  • David Petersen, vice president of mobile advertising at YP, a search and advertising company. (@djpetersen)
  • Udi Dagan, founder of Split, the “anti-social” app.

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