Alexander and I arrived safely in Washington D.C. today and spent about three hours touring the International Spy Museum in the afternoon. Alexander recorded some of my reflections after seeing the museum using my iPhone GS. This is our first “report from the field” in D.C. for this week!
In addition to seeing and enjoying the interactive multimedia exhibits in the Spy Museum today, we also had a few other technology-related moments I thought I’d share.
We rented a Toyota Prius for this first day in D.C., and it was REALLY amazing to have a rearview video camera to help me with parallel parking. Alexander felt like we were really in the movie “National Treasure 2” having this technology to use!
The other thing that was amazing was Google Maps on my iPhone GS. This iPhone, unlike my first generation model, has true GPS technology built-in. This means that when using Google Maps, the phone can display a “live” dot for your location on planet earth. Current location is shown as a blue dot.
It will be much more difficult to get lost this week in Washington D.C. with this high tech wizardry in my pocket!
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