Google Maps Dirty Trick or Malfunctioning Feature?
Wasted about 30 minutes this morning thanks to a weird coincidence. I'm going to the Internet Archive's new office at 300 Funston in San Francisco, to attend the Books in Browsers conference.
However, Google Maps routed me to a point two miles away when I typed 300 Funston into my Android phone's Google Map function. Not really knowing all of San Francisco's streets, I got out and recognized the old location of the Internet Archive. Walked up, and they said that the Archive had moved out a couple of months ago. Called a friend at a PC, and they got the same misroute to 116 Sheridan Avenue, San Francisco, California 94129.
Here's the link as it works right now: [deleted link], hope they fix it soon.
Any coincidence that Brewster Kahle happens to be one of the major thorns in Google's side when it comes to the Google Books lawsuit settlement? Inquiring minds want to know.
Or did Google Maps just know that I needed to go to the Main Post of the Presidio to honor the original location of the Archive?
Helpful hint for people hoping to go to the actual 300 Funston address: type in 298 Funston. That works!
Update: or the full address...