When I got up this morning I found that this thread had bloated somewhat alarming overnight (overnight in Oz, that is).
This looked a lot like a sudden influx of trolls, but having paged through the subsequent 10 pages I notice that it's mostly the regular suspects
. Having had busier day than usual I didn't have time to look at the thread until this evening, and in the meantime I started mangling an old nursery rhyme to fit my preconception of things. The situation isn't quite as bad as I thought, although there is some apparent trolling, so here's the adaptation of that nursery rhyme for you all:Trolls and shills come out to play
The Moon is shining as bright as Day
Leave your supper and leave your sleep
And come join your play fellows chasing the sheep
Come with a whoop and come with a call
And come with a cudgel or not at all...
(Girls and Boys Come Out to Play, Trad.)
I didn't do the whole thing as that's all that I can remember, although the Wikipedia has the whole thing
I've noticed that there has been a lot of holier-then-thou tub-thumping when it comes to criticising Maps especially (the Apple Discussion Forums are a case in point) - I can't avoid the criticism having done quite a bit of that myself, but I am very slowly learning not do do such things. Righteous indignation is all very well, but one should ponder about one's own behaviour before hefting a half-brick.
Don't worry, I'll crawl back under my rock soon enough
I made a point in another thread the other day that the original Apple web-page for iOS6 said that the Maps app "might just be
the most beautiful, powerful maps app ever" - it didn't say that it was
(even it it might have rather unfortunately suggested that it was). A bit of humility or honesty on Apple's part at the time of Scott Forstall's demonstration or at the release might have made things a lot smoother.
I don't really have much more to say that is constructive, but I will add that Apple's maps for some strange reason seems to be almost perfectly accurate in the neck o' the woods of Sydney that I infest.