I love April Fools day. I’m a bit of a prankster to begin with. A day where that activity is perfectly acceptable, is like Christmas in April. But I just didn’t have the time to construct a good tale for the blog this year. So let me piggy back on another April Fools joke…
CNET provides more commentary. For those technical Luddites, just give us a fake chuckle please.
So for today (and maybe a bit more as Google often leaves its parodies out there for entertainment), you can click on the “Quest” option to display the campy, clumsy, retro map display. And then navigate over to your favorite battlefield…
Ah… the Round Tops, Devil’s Den, and Warfield Ridge…. but that must be “pre-tree clearing”. Double retro!
What’s more, you can flip to Google Street-View….
Ouch! Yes, that’s the Peach Orchard seen through the good old 8-bit color palate.
Hard to believe only twenty-five years ago we were calling this “cutting edge.” The presentation is almost painful. Then again, read some of those American Heritage articles on the Civil War from just fifty years ago … there was another sort of the 8-bit limitation at play there.