|When I was introduced to Google Earth, I was told it would rob me of
about 40 days of my life.. That was clearly an optimistic prediction - I'm
waaaay past that. Google Earth (not to be confused with Google Maps) is a
free application that shows you earth as a globe, lets you rotate it with the
mouse, and seamlessly zoom in as far as you want down to the street level, with
extremely detailed satellite images and topographic maps providing the data
that lets you see any place on earth. It's indescribably fun and addictive.
Read more to learn about my most recent mania.