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  • OT: I SPY

    Filed at 7:37 am under by dcobranchi

    The New York Times has an interesting piece on cellphones that can be used to track your location anywhere on the globe. The article does not showcase people’s best sides:

    Jerold Surdahl, 40, an administrator in a building management office in Centerville, Ohio, said he started using the uLocate service to communicate with colleagues. Now, he is intrigued by the possibility of stashing a location-tracking phone in the trunk of his wife’s car.

    “I’m not expecting or hoping or wanting to find something, but I would just like to explore the possibilities,” Mr. Surdahl said. “I’d tell her about it later.”

    2 Responses to “OT: I SPY”

    Comment by
    December 21st, 2003
    at 10:24 am

    That’s too funny – If Surddahl is his real name, he just announced his secret plans to the world.

    Comment by
    Jerold Surdahl
    October 24th, 2004
    at 1:01 pm

    Yep. It really is me.

    typical journalism

    I did not in any way mean for these comments to be taken completely out of their stated context and presented as sound bites (printed bites) to seem like I am lurking with my GPS phone to try to CATCH my wife somewhere I did not know about.

    Did the story state anywhere that this was extracted out of a whole interview? I suppose that I did put those words together in that order, but what qualifiers were on both sides?

    Did the story state anywhere that the program was NOT set up to auto-start? I see some notices that they may NOW have an auto-start version out, but it is not like it has a stealth mode.