The other day (like you should care), they bought a house that wasn’t there:
A funny thing happened yesterday: Our house ceased to exist. In fact, our entire street.
On Google Maps, I mean. Put in our address and … nothing. Clancy was trying to map out her route to work, and this complicated that greatly.
It could be worse. Imagine this:
- House catches fire.
- Alarm system dials 911.
- 911 dispatch computer records the address.
- Address is automatically looked up on Google Maps.
- Google Maps can’t find it.
- Emergency call is blown off, and house burns down.
And you wouldn’t have a case against Google, because how would you know the 911 crew were even using it?