Google Maps walking directions
I trust Google with a lot of things, but when in doubt I always fall back on good-old common sense. Lauren Rosenberg did not. She walked onto a highway because Google told her to and got hit by a car.
Rosenberg, who apparently takes things very literally, was reading the directions on her Blackberry and thus wasn’t privy to the warning that shows up when you access walking directions on a computer:
Walking directions are in beta. Use caution – This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths.
Deer Valley Drive, also known as Utah State Route 224, was one such route, and following Google’s instructions to brave it on foot, Rosenberg was hit by a car and is now suing the company for $100,000. She probably figures it’s a reasonable sum, considering that Google’s worth $1 with a hundred zeroes after it.