Last night around 11pm, I was talking with my mom on the phone. My parents and my youngest brother Dan were off in California on a mini-vacation, checking out a bunch of colleges between San Diego and San Francisco. They were nearing the end of a 300 mile trip from Santa Barbara to Sunnyvale.
So they told me a particular city (Santa Cruz) they had just passed on Route 17. I fired up Google Maps and managed to figure out exactly where they were. Pretty cool basically following them to their hotel. Soon I was giving them directions, such as how far they were from a particular street, and all of that.
What an age we are in. Even 2 years ago, you would basically have to dig out a traditional map, follow some weird key (such as F26 for Santa Cruz) and hope to find what I am looking for within 10-15 minutes. Now I can just type it in and litterally seconds I get the exact route, know what landmarks I pass, and so on.
Amazing age we are in.