Friday, November 05, 2010

Google, Please Don't Be Evil

Coppery-headed EmeraldImage via Wikipedia“[A] Nicaraguan military commander, using Google Maps as his guide, brought his troops into Costa Rica. He insists that he was just following what Google Maps said, and that he never intended to go into the neighboring country. Yet… the report also notes that there was a Costa Rican flag there, which the Nicaraguans took down and replaced with their own flag. You would think, at that point, that everyone involved might double check to make sure they were on the right side of the border. After raising their own flag, the Nicaraguans apparently set up camp, cleaned up a nearby river (nice of them) and then dumped sediment into Costa Rican territory (not so nice of them).”

Nicaragua Accidentally Invades Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps (Via Matt Lehrer)

Leave Costa Rica Alone
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