Monday, February 7, 2011

Maps + Food = Mappetite!

Mappetite is so much fun!  Just heard about these maps on NPR's The Splendid Table.  They are actual maps, fold-out things that are so convenient and easy to use, it's crazy.  Plus, they're actual maps!  You can hold them, write on them, use them and never have to worry about power or roaming charges. 

Don't get me wrong, I love technology.  But I also love to actually read a book, hold a map, feel the paper.  There's something intimate and enriching in reading a printed page that I don't get from a Kindle or iPad..  I get it, traveling with these devices is a huge convenience factor, but still.  I love a real map, a real book.

Mappetite has 3 cities so far:  New York, San Francisco, and London.  Chicago and Paris are soon to follow.  Yes, they've got apps for iPhones and such, but really - try the actual map.  Spill food on them.  Love them.  Use them.  Enjoy!

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