Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Google Takes the Road Less Traveled

Posted By on Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 4:07 PM

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Plenty of us have spotted the all-seeing Googlemobile rolling through town the last few weeks, stealing the souls of everything in range of its roof-mounted camera orb. And say what you will about Big Brother and privacy and whatnot, I dig Street View. It's fun being able to virtually wander city streets on six continents. Add a carjacking app and we'll have a kickass new Grand Theft Auto.

But riddle me this: How can Google's robot driver roll through almost every square inch of Eureka's surface streets and miss two long stretches of Fifth Street -- known hereabouts as Highway 101?!

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Ryan Burns worked for the Journal from 2008 to 2013, covering a diverse mix of North Coast subjects, from education, politics and marijuana to human suspension, sex parties and amateur fight contests. He won awards for investigative reporting, feature stories and news coverage.

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