Behind the Façades in France: What expats and the mainstream media (French and American alike) fail to notice (or fail to tell you) about French attitudes, principles, values, and official positions…
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Welcome to France's world
Géoportail, the French taxpayer funded application that is meant to beat Google Earth and stop Google's relentless bid to create a techno-cultural American-centric worldview, is a flop. The service was launched on 23 June and, unable to absorb the incoming traffic, has been inaccessible since then. Now we learn that it was much ado about nothing.