Google: Large and Small

This weekend, I downloaded Google Earth for Linux. I’ve played with the Windows version before but as I spend the majority of my computer-time in Linux, I’ve never used it that much. The Linux version seems very similar to the Windows version so I’ll probably play with it quite a bit over time.

Playing with Google Earth caused me to poke around the Google site a bit and I noticed that Google Maps Mobile now supported my (nothing all that fancy) Nokia. I am so impressed. It’s so easy to use.

A couple of weeks back, my girlfriend and I were trying to find a hotel we had a reservation at. We got hopelessly lost despite having looked up directions in advance. In the end, lost and frustrated in outer London we had to phone Em’s Dad and get him to guide us there over the phone. If the same events unfolded next week, a lot of anguish would be avoided.