Jeremy Toeman: iPhone appeal drops daily.
Like everyone else (and the guys in Lazy Sunday) I use Google Maps to plot out routes, even walking routes, which isn’t something it’s really good at.
Yesterday I used it to map out a route to the BART station, it was a long walk, so when I returned I took a cab home. He took an odd left turn, and then when I realized what he did, I saw that this was a much better route. The road was wider, no traffic lights, less traffic, and it was a straight road, no curves and bends. It was probably faster, and it was definitely easier on the nerves.
So I went back to Google and looked at it on the map, and it’s even more direct than the route they mapped out.
So — when does mapping become a two-way app? I’d be willing to tell their software that I have a better route, it’s one that comes from living here, and being a cab driver here.
Last weekend I went to a Marc Canter’s birthday party, it was great, but it would have been even better if they had my favorite soft drink.
It’s not his fault, there’s a missing product. I have the same problem when I shop for a party — how to stock up on at least three or four of every popular soft drink, beer or wine. The missing product? A 24-pack that’s got a variety of stuff. A couple of Sprites, Diet Pepsi, Tejava — you get the idea. Of course Coke would have their own special pack, and Pepsi would have theirs. No problem. I’ll buy three of each.
BTW, I got Marc a Sansa 2GB MP3 player. Expect some convergence over there in CanterLand. :-)