27 November 2008
The BBC Box
Rob Fisher

The BBC are tracking the journeys of a shipping container as it travels around the world.  You can look at a map and see the route taken so far.  The position is updated about once a day.  It seems to be something to do with a documentary about globalisation.  It left Southampton in early September and is now in the middle of the Pacific.  The name is inspired by the title of Marc Levinson’s book, The Box.  From the Amazon reviews it appears there is politics and controversy in the history of shipping containers; the book should be worth a read.

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