Test bed

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With the latest Google tool – Google Maps – now live, I’m left pondering the approach taken by most of the large American software companies.

Why do they always start with the US of A?

Whilst they may have to suffer calls of anti-patriotism would it not make more sense, particularly for the aforementioned Google Maps, to start a bit smaller? To test their latest greatest BETA system on some place a little more ‘manageable’ in terms of raw data? Are they just worried about the ability of their new system to handle the difference in scope and scale that switching to a larger dataset brings?

Or am I just grumpy and fed-up that it’s always the US of A that get this toys before us?