[FoRK] what tech will your kids never use?
sean at conman.org
Mon Feb 25 00:30:30 PST 2013
It was thus said that the Great Bill Kearney once stated:
> Indeed, but for auto use they're toast.
> For tourism, however, there's really something to be said for the finer
> detail you can get in an overview of an area. A map folding out to 36"
> packs quite a lot more accessible information than panning and zooming
> around even something as large as a tablet screen. That and you get better
> collaborative accessibility. Several people can pore over a larger map
Maps still leave something to be desired.
A bit from a blog entry  I wrote about an oh-so-wonderful trip to
Orando my SO and I took a few years ago:
The trip to Orlando was uneventful. The trip in Orlando was
horrible. Orlando is this huge sucking vortex of ill-marked,
multiply-named, non-Euclidean roadways designed by disgruntled
parking lot architects (for instance, W Irlo Bronson Memorial
Highway is also SR-500, SR-530, US-192, US-17 and US-441; then
there's S Apopka Vineland Road, aka CR-435, Vineland Road, and
SR-535, which is not to be confused with Apopka Vineland Road, which
isn't connected to S Apopka Vineland Road, and is also known as
CR-435 and Clarcona Road, which turns into S Park Ave, then N Park
Ave before turning into Rock Springs Road where it ends). Worse yet,
the map Bunny purchased prior to the trip turned out to be largely
I haven't bought a map since I got an iPhone (and I held off on iOS 6
until Google Maps was available).
-spc (We would have killed for an iPhone or iPad on that trip ... )
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