Thursday, April 20, 2006

MapQuest Demystified. Sort Of.

The New Yorker, of all places, has a (typically long) article on the history of automobile travel maps down through the decades from Rand McNally to MapQuest.

The piece is a good read and gooder than MapQuest, which in my experience can be maddenly unhelpful. How unhelpful? I've punched in requests for directions from Point A to Point B when I know full well the best routes (say from Kiko's House to the Jersey shore) and MapQuest has taken me so far out of my way as to be laughable.

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