Why are online maps so fishy?

Yahoo_mapsWhat is it with the “cartographers” at certain massive, hyper-competitive, technology companies? Is it that since they can’t actually obliterate their competitors, they do it figuratively through incorrect maps? First, there was the—um—omission of Apple headquarters from Microsoft Earth's maps of Cupertino back in July. Now, a merry band of Yahoo pranksters has claimed that 1600 Ampitheatre Parkway in Mountain View is the location of “The Dude’s Fish Store” which even has a barebones Web site. But 1600 Ampitheatre Parkway is the address of Google. According to this blog, the “information on the fish site” has been removed by Yahoo. Better look at the still-existing Web site while you still can.

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor

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