Reality Check

Nick Heer has praised Justin O’Beirne’s A Year of Google & Apple Maps. Lots of people have. Nick says, “This article is so good that Apple could almost use it as a todo list. And they probably should.”

Really? Isn’t this exactly the kind of work O’Beirne should have been doing when he created and ran Apple’s cartography group?

So Nick, is it really fair to give all that praise when O’Beirne pokes fun at his former Apple colleagues as they suffer in silence fixing the cartography mess that O’Beirne helped create in the first place?

I don’t think so.

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