Map: Mapa

When did you last look at a map?  A paper map?  OK, it blows in the wind (especially on a scooter).  Gets ripped.  Hard to fold.  Doesn’t look cool.

mapBut there’s something about looking at all the detail, reading the legend(!), planning a route, looking at alternatives and stopping to check on the way that somehow makes a trip slightly more satisfying and adventurous.   The way I look at it is it’s better to exercise your brain now and then instead of relying on technology to tell you to turn left or right. Albeit so useful, next time you’re in the middle of your serene ‘nowhere’, consider how creepy it is that you can find it on Street View…

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