Alan Shatter, the Irish minister for Justice is doing a great job. He’s solved all of Ireland’s archaic laws, not sided with moronic companies trying to get more power than our legal system and even reformed a lot of the social problems we had.
Oh wait, no, like most ministers in our government, he’s a tool. And he has an opinion, for some reason, on iOS 6 maps…
“I am surprised to discover that Airfield, which is in the centre of my constituency in Dundrum, has, in Apple’s new operating system iOS 6 maps application, been designated with the image of an aircraft.
Airfield, a 35 acre estate with working farm, formal gardens and café is of course a famous and immensely popular, important local amenity.
Clearly the designation is not only wrong but is dangerously misleading in that it could result in a pilot, unfamiliar with the area, in an emergency situation and without other available information, attempting a landing.“
Surely this wasn’t the most pressing issue on his mind today? Moreover, if he spotted that error in this brand new mapping software, did he report the bug? I would be more worried if pilots were using an iPhone to land a plane instead of either their aircraft’s equipment or their own eyes.
I’m sure he’ll be delighted to know that opening up Safari and pointing it to maps.google.com will yield more appropriate results for his requirements, and the requirements of the pilots operating in the area who are in grave danger of landing in a shopping center because of their defective phone software.