The Google tells us to jump off a bridge

2
Aug
2008

On the way back from dinner with my parents and their friends, I was playing around with the gps/google maps combo of my new iPhone (yeah, it is buggy but super cool. I’m keeping it after all). I decided to look up directions and see which way it would tell us to get home from where we were on the north side of town. It was doing fairly ok until it made a less than optimal suggestion for a turn off the highway.

As you may have surmised by looking at the photo, there is no exit at this place. Google just told us to careen through the barrier, off an overpass, and land on the street below.

Comments

  1. You realize this is all part of the machines’ conspiracy to wipe out humanity!

    Did you see The Terminator?! Think of how many hapless, in-bread, mouth-breathers Google may have already wiped out!

    (BTW, this same type of navigational glitch was parodied hilariously in The Office.)

  2. Curmudgeon Geographer says:

    Aman Chaudhary- “. . . in-bread . . .”?

    Seriously? You may want to double check that, uh, word . . . before you become the mouth breathing window licker targeted by Google’s campaign against makers of in brand bread! ;)

  3. Thanks CG. I mean in-bred! I suck!

  4. Rick says:

    “The Google” I just laughed my ass off. :)