Notes from the Electronic Cottage 10/29/09

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

GPS is a wonderful thing but like all technology, it can have many different uses. Today, let’s recall an issue that GPS makes possible. It isn’t on the front pages at the moment but that you can bet you will be hearing about again. As people drive less and use more fuel efficient cars, the proceeds from gas taxes shrink and legislators all over the country, including here in Maine, are now floating trial balloons on the very same new kind of tax we first discussed back in 2003 when this edition was first broadcast, a tax that could enable the state to track where you go and when.