Technological Progress

by Lisa Rosen on October 14, 2011

Earlier this week, I finally mastered a technological challenge that’s been stumping me for several years.

You’re going to laugh, but I don’t care.  I’m totally excited that I figured this out.


This has been bugging me for ages.  It seems like I ought to be able to go to Google maps, drop those handy little pushpins on all the addresses that interest me in, say, Manhattan (or Charlotte, or Asheville, or Timbuctoo), and create my own little points-of-interest map.

And then I ought to be able to look at it on my iPhone.  This way, when I step out of, say, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and I want a snack, I can whip out my trusty iPhone, pull up my own personal map that I have pre-loaded with all the outstanding bakeries that I want to visit while I’m in the city, and, at a glance, know which ones are closest to where I am at that moment (ie, the Metropolitan).

After years of thinking about it, several frustrating episodes of dropping little virtual pushpins, only to have them disappear, one very useful tip from techno-son, and one amazing google search (“how can I access a Google map from iPhone”–duh!)–I’ve got it!  It works!

Have a great weekend, y’all.  Delaney and I are off to contemplate ancient art and modern pastries.

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