Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Mapquest is just a front for a reality tv show that will come out next year. Here is how they do it: When you look something up, "big brother" knows where you are and what car you drive. Since the car manufacturers are in on this, every car has a video or audio recorder in the car. You drive to the location, carefully paying attention to Mapquest's directions, and guess what, YOU DON'T GET TO THE RIGHT SPOT. Mapquest is recording it and just laughing their heads off at people's confusion/frustration/lost-ness (I know that is not a word). I have experienced several instances of this and today came across someone else who did too. These two guys were wandering around the SeaGate Centre (downtown) so I asked if they were looking for something. "Engineering," he replied. He had some of those devilish Mapquest directions in his hands. I directed him to UT Main Campus, but not without looking at the paper. Mapquest did it to him too.