Monday, April 25, 2005

Google Maps

The easily amused amongst you will have already visited google maps, which is like an unbelievably slick yellow pages genetically spliced with the A to Z.

It's good fun to play about with, but not having had the need to use it in anger, I don't know how well it works, but damn, it looks good. You can search for locations, and it gives quite clear maps, directions, or shops and services by typing 'pubs in stevenage' or 'shoes in basildon'.

Also, you can search for 'cock in london' if you're puerile. You get quite a lot of cock in London, if you know where to look.


  1. Furthermore, Google considers Crewe to be the centre of the country. If you were a random yank on the internet, and presented with the overall map of the uk, clicked on the zoom function to take you into the most important place in the country, you'd come away with the conclusion that the cultural and political hub of the country was Crewe, a town that on its tourist information website loudly proclaims that 'Crewe is home to Pete Waterman's personal train collection'.

  2. Zoom out as much as possible and then start scrolling left. You get a pretty good idea of an America-eye view of the world!