Okay, so now I can run a webserver on my mobile phone (I can’t tell you how unbelievably cool this is, and not only for the gadget geek reasons — it’s a Copernican moment when our webservers start to walk around, something that forces us to rethink who’s “producer” and who’s “consumer”).
Anyway, what’s the first thing a walking webserver needs but to know where it is. This handy software let’s my Nokia N70 talk to a wireless GPS receiver; all I need to make it work is, well, a wireless GPS receiver. Nokia has a couple of models available, and I figured being in a Big City like Copenhagen, rife with mobile shops, I could just pop over ‘round the corner to pick one up.
You’d think I was looking to install photon torpedos in my Chevy Nova from the look on the faces of the mobile, electronics and computer shops I visited along Copenhagen’s “silicon allé” today. Apparently the notion of connecting a GPS receiver to a mobile phone hasn’t entered the public consciousness yet, and so while one or two people I talked to had heard of such a thing, and thought maybe they could order one, nobody had one in stock, and nobody knew else who could sell me one.
I suppose this is what eBay is for.