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The Google Wars

November 8, 2010

Last week Nicaraguan troops invaded the peaceful Republic of Costa Rica. The Nicaraguans acting in defense of their sovereignty pulled down a Costa Rican flag that had been planted on their territory reclaimed the land restored their own national one. Unfortunately, the Nicaraguan troops were relying on faulty information from google maps. The land illegally seized and claimed by Cost Rica was, in fact, neither illegally seized nor Nicaraguan.

What looked like a fairly innocuous mistake by the ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Company nearly plunged Central America into war; though, in fairness to Google, they have dropped ‘don’t be evil’ from their list of corporate values. So, you really can’t blame them. With their new found moral flexibility, I bet they did it on purpose. Let’s be prepared to not jump the gun when the Russians ‘retake’ some little rock in the Bering Sea.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Fat Al permalink*
    November 8, 2010 6:21 pm

    One could argue that if it’s on Google Maps, it’s true, and the Nicaraguans were right and fully entitled to that land.

    I’m just saying. I’ve started wars over less.

  2. November 8, 2010 6:31 pm

    I just read that Costa Rico de-friended Nicaragua on facebook. Their status reads: “Google sucks.”

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