It’s not like it’s Atlantis
It’s a good thing residents of Sunrise, Fla., probably know their way home, but for a while this summer, would-be visitors to the city may have found themselves in a quandary if they turned to Google maps for directions. For at least a month this summer, Google’s computers managed to “lose” the city of 90,000 people, according to CNN.com. Google said a “technical error” directed people who searched for the city to Sarasota, Fla., instead, a city 200 miles away.
Businesses, addresses and phone numbers all disappeared, leaving no record that Sunrise existed. Sunrise Mayor Michael Ryan was not happy about the situation. “It felt like a bizarre novel — that all of a sudden we disappeared,” Ryan told CNN. “We woke up one morning, and we didn’t exist in the ether world.”