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This postal service will deliver to any reachable location on the globe, for a fee. Just give us the GPS coordinates and we'll send it there. Address or no address.
The only shortcoming might be for apartment buildings or multi-story flats...
"Blakesly? How far is that from here?"
just a few minutes north..."
Left after Kyrgyztan?
[jutta, Feb 02 2006]
No more need for addresses
Reminds me of the comments in this idea. [Worldgineer, Feb 02 2006]
Would work great with this idea. [Worldgineer, Feb 02 2006]
||please deliver all of my bills in the indian ocean. thankyou.
This would make a great TV drama premise.
||Please deliver 1 pint of milk to 42 Deg, 36', 58.39" x 83 Deg, 15' 19.09"
||this is a real issue in fast growing suburbia -- hard to get pizza delivered if mapquest cant get to u by virtue of the address not being on any map.
||Doh! Looks like waugs beat me to it. [markedfor-deletion] close enough to redundant.
||Sorry, that should be 42 Deg North, 36' 58.39" x 83 Deg West 15' 19.09"
||I don't think it's quite the same as waugs's idea. Waugs changes the way existing houses are addressed, but this idea could do away with the notion of addressing houses altogether, and just drop something in a place - no matter where it is, and no matter what is or isn't there.
||Western Union Man (Joe Flaherty): "Mr.
Western Union Man: "Is your name
Western Union Man: "I've got something
for you. A letter."
Marty: "A letter for me? That's
impossible. Who the hell are you?"
Western Union Man: "Western Union.
Actually, a bunch of us at the office
were kind of hoping maybe you could
shed some light on the subject. See,
we've had that envelope in our
possesion for the past 70 years. It was
given to us with the explicit instructions
that it be delivered to young man with
your description answering to the name
of Marty at this exact location, at this
exact minute, November 12th, 1955.
We had a little bet going to whether this
Marty would actually be here. Looks like
Marty: "Did you say 70 years?"
Western Union Man: "Yeah, Seventy
years, two months, twelve days, to be
exact. Here, sign on line six, please."
||Re. the multistory problem; just include altitude in the co-ordinates. GPS is typically more accurate with altitude than lat/long anyway. Would also come in handy for receiving mail while caving or diving. Delivery for -27.3m? Sign on the pressurised canister...