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I am in love with Google Maps! Every street has a name! You can simply drag the map to scroll! It’s not limited to a tiny box! Printouts are awesome! My God, I will never need my Thomas Guide again!

Sadly, the site does not work in Safari yet [NOTE: This is no longer the case. It works great in Safari. —Ed.], but it does work in Firefox. Firefox has its bugs and limitations, but if it gets me to Google Maps, I will overlook such trifles!


John Expounded Thusly:

I found my old house on Google maps thanks to you, Steve. It made me wistful.

I’ve gotta admit, that thing is pretty cool. But don’t throw away your Thomas Guide, because you can’t take Google with you in the car.


Thursday, February 17th, 2005 • 1:24am • Permalink

Steve (3900 W. Alameda Ave.) Expounded Thusly:

Yes, I knew the folly of the statement when I typed it, but I couldn’t add a caveat without losing the flow of the prose. In fact, I even need to buy a new Thomas Guide. The one from 1994, while useful, is just out of date enough to be unreliable in some parts of town.

But I will never go to MapQuest again!

Thursday, February 17th, 2005 • 11:21am • Permalink

John Expounded Thusly:

Up where I live, the Thoms Guide runs 80 pages. Large type.


Friday, February 18th, 2005 • 12:28am • Permalink


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