2011 Holiday Advent Blog – Day 24 – NORAD Tracks Santa

This is really cool!

I guess there are also a few iPhone apps that do this same sort of thing, but the NORAD tracker has always been the classic one for me and I just love the Google Earth overlays along with the animations and the running total to keep us all up to date on Santa’s progress. Such a simple project, and yet such a great way to mix Christmas with technology – if the Internet had been around when I was a kid, there’s little doubt that I would’ve been up into the wee hours of the nigh watching the big guy right up until I could see his sled approaching our town!

Technology is fun. Christmas is fun. Put the two together…

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