Jim Goodrick (11 June 2011)
"Smartphone and GPS on collison course"

John and Doves,

The following article is from the Washington Post. Now it looks like there are two reasons why our technology may fail us ... over abundance of tech gadgets, and also overwhelming solar flares.

I'm also including a link to iZettle .. Sweden's version of the iPhone.

In Him,
Jim Goodrick

LightSquared wireless Internet plan concerns officials pushing GPS for aviation
By Ashley Halsey III, Published: June 4,2011

" Two of 21st-century America’s favorite gadgets — the smartphone and the GPS device — are on a collision course, according to a report delivered Friday to the Federal Aviation Administration. ...

"LightSquared’s proposal for a network of 40,000 ground transmitters working with a seven-story orbiting satellite will dramatically increase the system’s reach and versatility, but the transmitters will overpower the GPS transmissions, according to a report by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics.

“The impact of a LightSquared . . . deployment is expected to be complete loss of GPS receiver function,” the RTCA concluded in its executive summary."

iZettle iPhone from Sweden