I grew up in a town of notoriously confusing street names. I remember distinctly writing down directions like “Take Any Way, to That Way, left on Oyster Creek Drive and right on Circle Way… ”
When is the last time anyone took down directions on pen and paper? In the Hyper-geo-located post-iphone/android world amateur cartographic way-finding is becoming a lost art.
The future of the coordinate-grid-for-the-air-strike-is-the-the-same-as-your-zipcode is here, and I’m still not sure it’s a good thing.