Google Flexes Its Mapping Muscle

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Years ago, before the dawn of the Web, men relied on their wits, map-folding skills, and stubborn inability to ask for directions to navigate a complex world. Today we turn to navigational systems on our phones and in our cars, which speak to us in a gentle, slightly foreign-sounding female voice. Frankly, it’s totally emasculating.

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