Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Real World URLs

This IT Conversations podcast has Ben Nolan describing how Zopto technology encodes real world addresses as URLs, like this:

The BBQ King Restaurant at 187 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland, NZ is represented as:


This is cool because it is both human and machine readable. Moreover, the URL has human meaning. I don't even have to click on the link to know where the restaurant is, I just have to read the URL.

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