Woz goes wireless

New York Times: "Mr. Wozniak described WozNet as a simple and inexpensive wireless network that uses radio signals and global positioning satellite data to keep track of a cluster of inexpensive tags within a one- or two-mile radius of each base station. WozNet, he said, will include a home-base station that has the ability to track the location of dozens or even hundreds of small wireless devices that can be attached to people, pets or property."

This could be extremely cool. So far ad hoc wireless networks for location-based applications have been targeted at industrial/commercial applications, but there are plenty of consumer opportunities. If the price of the Wheels of Zeus products are low enough, and the system is open at the software layer, I can imagine users building some amazing and unexpected services on top of it.