Awful Canadian Press Story on GPS Smartphones

I’m really bothered by this Canadian Press story on GPS-equipped smartphones. For one thing, it’s written as though its target audience is populated by idiots, using the breezy, chatty. brainless prose you’d expect from a fashion article. If you’re expecting something of substance — or at least technical literacy — you will be disappointed. And second, this is an article that cites precisely two sources: Nokia and RIM. Anyone who thinks they can write about mobile maps on smartphones and not make any reference to Google or Apple simply doesn’t understand the subject — and shouldn’t be writing about it either. Grumble.