To: "" <>
Subject: What3words
From: "" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 22:21:36 +0000
Hi all,

I'm unconvinced as yet, but open-minded. Until I can see a compelling argument 
for it I think I'll stick to using another system I know called "what2numbers". 
It's output looks something like this: 141.52673; -13.75116 (what3words 
location:, next grid square across is The 
good thing about it is if you have a handle on lat/long you can get a rough 
idea in the world where it might be. Even better, if you use UTMs and longitude 
zones, you can get an idea how many metres you are from something just by doing 
the maths from where you currently are. If you can see the sun and have an 
analogue watch or a compass, you can even start walking in the right direction.

To me it's a slightly more romantic way of knowing a location than using 
latitude and longitude. However, I have yet to see any way of using what3words 
without a GPS, whether that GPS is in a smartphone or computer or if GPS 
companies start sticking what3words in their interfaces. Both what3words and 
what2numbers require a degree of literacy and a machine. I've always understood 
literacy about what a number is, is generally higher than for letters and 
words, but I could be wrong. If it is, then this poses further obvious problems.



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