Another day another acquisition and hardly a surprising one at that. If those Microtards think they can piss on our party by snapping up Multicrap they can think again. Seriously though, its really great to see Sean and gang's hard work paying off. Well, paying off for the directors at least.
This all reminds me of those all night hack sessions, when Sean and I were first creating web-mapping in the UK in the heady days of the 1990s. Good times. Not only did I teach Sean everything he needed to know to create the most successful UK born online mapping service, it was actually my idea to call it MultiMap. He wanted to call it 'Multi Media Maps', or some shite like that.
"You'll never get acquired by the Microtards with a name like that", I told him. And now, a decade later, I was right.
The guys I feel sorry for are the MultiMap developers. No more free teapots and hack-days for those guys. Hell no. Its Microtardation from now on. If I were them, I'd march myself down to the borg cube and beg to work somewhere a little more 2.0. Or better still, just come and join my mapping family. There's plenty of Ben and Jerry's to go around and still some spaces on the Google Space Ship (so Larry promises me, you don't get to see it until you've passed the secret test). If course, if you want to work for us you'll need to be able to compute the number of Google Maps tiles that fill Alaska at zoom level 6 in your head whilst juggling tomatos, but that's why we make all the cool stuff, isn't it?
And if its bad for the beardy geeks down at Multimap, its worse for the picture monkeys down in Hampshire. Their two biggest customers have just been compacted into one - they've really got to hope that their license with the Microtards foresaw this one.
Written and submitted from my brain, using my Google powers.