July 25, 2007

Online Maps

So far, I have used only 3 different online maps – MapQuest, Yahoo Maps, and Google Maps. It is interesting that sometimes when you try to find directions to a place, you get three different directions from these online maps. I am beginning to wonder if they are using different programs or satellite configurations. It always irks me when the online maps give a direction that is really not the best route. For example, some...

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Racism is Alive and Well

Yesterday, I experienced something that I have not experienced for a long time. As I went into a restaurant to eat, there was a family in front of me waiting to be seated. It was a family of five. As they were being seated, I overheard the youngest girl (about 7 years old) say, “Mommy, there is a Chinaman here.” In my surprise and chagrin, I was about to say something to the kid and...

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