So I am an ardent believer in Google. Occasionally, I goof off with its various products. Google maps after Google Earth is my favorite. I like to see how distant cities and places are and the popular routes the directions are given in.
Sometimes I get ambitious, a fancy way of saying ridiculous or even better ludicrous. So you ask, what I did. Well, I kept putting in various places I’d like to go from Washington DC. Most were mainland US, and scattered all over. Google faithfully obliged.
And then I typed Brussels, Belgium.
I’d have expected the maps to come up with a cartoon saying ‘na na na na’ or ‘You moron, there isn’t a bridge across – yet, come back in 2091 and maybe you’d get lucky’ or a more stern ‘no route available/found’ or something more practical like”try a flight, you cheapo”
But heck no, the guys did think of it all. While designing this piece of artwork, they asked themselves “hmm, what if rads one day asks us the map to go back to her favorite city in the world, what should we tell her?” and the chief said “well, if she’s a smart-ass, we are no less, let’s show her what we got!” ..and so they tried.
Anyone join me for a good swim?