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RE: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut

Good point; I just tried this with my cellphone, but all of the
location-based services that find Pizza joints (like go2.com) require
that you type in a ZIP code or something first.  That is pretty lame,
considering that the WAP provider should be able to at least give a good
guess based on source address of my device.  I mean, the chances are
pretty low that someone in Washington would be connecting to a comm
tower in California...  This is such a seemingly possible thing I wonder
why it's not already there?  Of course, comm station is not the same as
pinpointing an exact city block, but still interesting.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 11:32 AM
> To: Joshua Allen
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut
> Location dependant services become more interesting if
> one can get to the kind of metadata that really does
> personalize.  For example, being able to describe
> the room ambience and types of pizza such that the
> cell phone or pager beeps and says, "you
> are 2.2 blocks NW of REALLY GOOD PIZZA!
> To proceed, press...."  and so on.  It's GAYDAR
> for the pizza hound so to speak.
> Would I use one? No. I don't even have a cell phone.
> Nasty things.
> len
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Allen [mailto:joshuaa@microsoft.com]
> I also have some serious doubts that there is much
> of a market for stuff like this [and].... the demand for
> something like a pizza alert system is really not too high.
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