Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Map-Makers

Map-Makers - or for all you fancy people out there - Cartographers, have pretty easy jobs. Think about it. Nothing really changes. Sure, there's continental drift - but even the craziest OCD basket-case wouldn't notice. If I was a map-maker, I'd make a photocopy of last year's map and my work would bascially done for the entire year.

Okay - so how about a political map with all those lines and lovely pastel colors? Surely that must be more challenging. No. The end of World War II basically set most of the countries in place. Sure, every now and then a big wall is torn down, a revolution occurs, or some idiot goes searching for WMD's -- in those cases, a country may require a name change or even redrawn borders. But seriously - how long could that really take? Using EDIT>FIND>REPLACE and Photoshop, I could complete serveral decades worth of political change before lunchtime.

Seriously, when's the last time someone told you that they just got a new job as a map-maker? NEVER. Because all the current map-makers refuse to leave their cushy jobs. Damn you incumbent map-makers! I hope Mapquest takes you all down.

5 Comments:

At 12:56 PM, Anonymous kareem said...

"Google Maps is the best..."

 
At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

never heard of anyone calling out Map-makers before. You make very good points. Hilarious

 
At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Chanakin said...

LOL!

Where do you come up with this stuff?

 
At 4:01 PM, Blogger ProudMary said...

chanakin just said exactly what I was thinking!

 
At 5:19 PM, Anonymous hermosa beach drunks said...

I find your observations both enlightening and light-hearted.

 

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