Jude Hardin

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Google Maps

I can go here, type in my old address, click on the Street View option, and virtually roam the neighborhood I grew up in. I can actually see, with striking detail, the Crape Myrtle my grandmother planted in our front yard forty-some years ago.

Try it! You'll like it!

Isn't this a marvelous tool for writers? We no longer have to depend on memory for setting description. With a click here and a drag there, we're on location instantly.

Of course, I suppose this is also an excellent tool for burglars and other criminals. The real ones and the villains in our stories. They can case a neighborhood without ever leaving the comfort of their own lairs...

2 Comments:

Blogger LurkerMonkey said...

All that and we can view the scrambled jumble of pixels that Dick Cheney calls home ...

9:47 AM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...

Hi Jon:

Some day I'll show you the alley where my friends and I used to sneak and smoke cigarettes. :)

10:17 AM  

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