Comments on: from the department of irony http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/ Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Drukarnia Lublin http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-27570 Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:43:17 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-27570 Sites of interest we have a link to

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By: trulee http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1396 Sat, 10 Jan 2009 02:06:45 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1396 MapQuest > Google Maps. Why?

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By: Jan McLaughlin http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1395 Thu, 01 Jan 2009 15:34:43 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1395 Google maps once cost me 500 miles on the last leg of a ‘quick’ trip from NYC to Robert Scoble’s mother’s house in Montana. Google said to ‘zig’ and I ‘zigged’. Should have ‘zagged’. Ouch. Only learned of the mistake when I saw the sign for South Dakota.

Check. Check and double-check Google map directions is my new mantra.

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By: BU Alum http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1394 Sat, 27 Dec 2008 20:45:57 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1394 What a great place to live!

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By: John Mark Ockerbloom http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1393 Sat, 27 Dec 2008 07:02:48 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1393 Well, at least it gave you the right Chestnut Hill. (Though perhaps if the Chestnut Hill I live by, in Philadelphia, had an Apple store too, it might not have.)

I’ve occasionally had Google Maps pick the wrong town when I’ve asked for directions. Sometimes this is partly the fault of local geography– there are, for instance two distinct Springfields within 20 miles of each other here (and yes, they’re in the same state). But sometimes it picks the wrong one when the address only makes sense in the other one– or in rural areas, interpolates a street number on a road way outside of town instead of picking the exact street address right in town. Now, this doesn’t happen very often– Google Maps gets it right much more often than it gets it wrong– but I still find it useful to double-check unfamiliar addresses before I jump in the car if I can.

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By: Andy http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1392 Thu, 25 Dec 2008 09:06:48 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1392 I used to work at that Apple Store, right after the iPhone debuted. We couldn’t type in our street address as “Chestnut Hill, MA” because that borough isn’t recognized by Google (depending on the cut, it’s either in Brookline or Newton). Lead to some funny sales pitches.

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By: Larry Greenfield http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1391 Wed, 24 Dec 2008 20:20:19 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1391 If you go to the Google Maps web site and search for [apple store chestnut hill ma] you can click on the Apple Store, click “Edit”, and move the marker to the real life location, helping future people avoid your holiday experience.

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By: Devan http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1390 Wed, 24 Dec 2008 20:04:49 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1390 I wouldn’t blame Google Maps too much- that part of Chestnut Hill/Boylston St confusing even for natives.

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By: jd http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1389 Wed, 24 Dec 2008 19:43:48 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1389 I often find myself cold, frustrated and no longer in the holiday spirit when in suburban boston. my sympathies.

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By: W.R. Chambers http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1388 Wed, 24 Dec 2008 18:55:10 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1388 I had the exact same experience at night courtesy of a GPS. I never did find the Apple store that night and counted myself fortunate to make it back to my hotel in one piece. Boston seemed to have a lot of one way streets and streets with tracks on them. That was the only bad experience I’ve ever had that relates in any way to an Apple store. I hope the Holiday Spirit has returned or is on its way. Keep the faith.

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By: Paul Gowder http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1387 Wed, 24 Dec 2008 12:23:27 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1387 Google maps once directed me to some random location on Google’s own campus… when I was looking for the Chipotle about half a mile away.

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By: Rick http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1386 Wed, 24 Dec 2008 10:25:13 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1386 Perhaps those Linux/Apache servers like to have a little fun occasionally.

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By: Sean Graham http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/from-the-department-of-irony/#comment-1385 Wed, 24 Dec 2008 09:44:47 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/from_the_department_of_irony.html#comment-1385 I had the same thing happen to me a few weeks (months?) ago, but I fortunately was 90% sure of the way to get to Chestnut Hill and was just verifying the route on my iPhone.. Seeing it’s route I knew it was wonky, so I was able to avoid some of the frustration you found…

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