Google has introduced another fascinating technology prototype: Google Maps. The premise is that you search for terms which are then associated with map locations.
So just for fun, I tried the search “vodka in Seattle”, trying to find either liquor stores (I’ve been trying to find Hangar One’s Kaffir Lime vodka lately to replicate a drink I had at May, in Wallingford) or bars. Google returned (partial list):
- Bambuza Vietnamese Bistro
- Tamara Wilson Public Relations
- Tini Biggs Lounge
- Earth and Ocean
- Designer Furniture Galleries
- Rossi for Governor
The restaurants I get. But apparently I’ve been shopping at the wrong furniture store all this time, and I know who my next PR firm will be.
But the real surprise is that Google thinks that Dino Rossi’s Bellevue campaign office is where I ought to be looking for vodka. (suppressing evil grin)
Clearly the technology is still in its infancy, so play with it while it’s still wacky and fun…