Yu-Wen Wu Asked Google How to Walk From Boston to Taipei. She Spent the Next 10 Years Turning the Directions Into an Inc

Sarah Cascone, Artnet News, May 6, 2022

Google Maps has become a fixture of 21st-century life—but typically, one doesn’t use it to plan transcontinental journeys. But in 2010, when Yu-Wen Wu couldn’t afford the airfare from Boston to Taipei to visit her sick grandmother, she typed in the addresses to their respective homes and asked for walking directions.

“It actually gave me instructions for 155 days to Taipei City,” Wu told Artnet News.


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