Google Maps 8-bit for NES and Bug Fixing

This video is yet another example that makes Google  Epic. Not only does it honor one of the greatest computer systems invented – the Nintendo Entertainment System, it also demonstrates just how easy bug fixes were in the 80′s and 90′s.  If only HTML 5 bug fixing in Windows Explorer was as easy. As an eight year old in the 80′s I too was able to get my nintendo up and running without knowing about debugging or trouble shooting. Don Norman describes the Nintendo as being one of the most accessible computers. You press the button it turns on. You press the button it turns off. So simple! Compare that interaction paradigm to an Apple 2GS!

See the 8 Bit Google Maps in Action:

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// Visiting Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology

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