[Geowanking] TeleAtlas Car
steve at asklater.com
Fri Aug 18 03:01:44 PDT 2006
* @ 18/08/06 01:55:09 AM jeremy at groundspeak.com wrote:
> > How can you build a road (for taxpayers' money, I presume) and then
> > forget where it was, so you must go out and survey its position?
> States, cities, counties, companies and individuals build roads.
> Shockingly they don't all talk to each other.
> > Why is the U.S. so full of amateurs?
> In our country we call them "entrepreneurs."
> > Once again, we get proof that leading U.S. businesses apply the same
> > primitive amateur routines that we hobbyists use in projects such as
> > OpenStreetMap.
> My car doesn't have two honking cameras on the top of it and a server
> cage in the trunk. However I would hazard a guess that a customized
> vehicle is cheaper than laser beams and monkey pilots. The mess alone
> from cleaning up after monkey pilots is pretty pricey, especially when
> they get a hold of the laser beams.
Not if the monkeys and the cleaners are working for free.
SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/
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