About a year and a half ago I used GoogleMaps and got led to turn left the wrong way on a major thoroughfare. Well I didn’t blame Google, after all what did I expect.
What I did instead is report the problem. I marked it, described the precise issue and jumped through all their hoops. In the end I was notified that my input was now part of Google Maps. YIPPEEH!!!
Today I asked Google Maps again for directions. And guess what, it made the same goddamn mistake again. Not similar, THE FUCKING SAME MISTAKE that leads you down the wrong side of a highway. The same fucking mistake, that I fucking helped them fix more than a year ago.
Now in my book, when you make a potentially dangerous error, that’s a mistake; if you are told and don’t fix it, it’s negligence; if you are told, and claim to have fixed it and don’t, then that’s gross negligence.
And guess what. Gross negligence makes you liable even if you disclaim liability. Watch out Google, this is the way companies get sued into oblivion and I’d hate that.
Today should be the day the onion reports the truth.