Imagine doing this when you were in college, assuming you were an undergrad in the ’60s:
I’m tracking an Apple.com shipment in near realtime from the factory in Suzhou, China, to my house near Savannah, Georgia.
I think this is even more amazing than the first video Skype call I made, from Bergen, Norway, to my wife in Atlanta.
A couple of other thoughts:
- It only takes a little over 4 days to make the trip, factory to end user. Talk about just-in-time.
- Even though it was delivered to FEDEX Suzhou after the cutoff, FEDEX sent it out to Shanghai anyway (thanks, FEDEX!)