Feb. 2nd, 2010

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The most interesting effect of my new floam? Riding the bus seems a lot more casual. I can bring up the Maps application, punch in an address, and ask it for a public transit route from where I am right now to my destination. It thinks for a moment, then gives me three options to choose from, and plots it all out on the map.

If I get on the wrong bus I can figure this out quickly by realizing that the icon representing my position isn't following the trail I expect it to, hop off, and quickly plot another route. This happened on the way to [livejournal.com profile] protocat's place from the airport the other week and it was pretty cool to calmly detect this error so quickly.

Normally I avoid the bus when I'm going around Boston, unless I'm going halfway across the city. I barely have a functioning mental map of the city, much less one with bus routes overlaid on it. And now I don't need to ever think about cluttering my brain up with that ever again

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