Google Maps wouldn’t let me switch from bike to drive directions. App state was confused, the left most icon inaccessible.
So I switched from bike to walk. That reset the app state and made drive accessible.
A routine bug workaround. In the iOS 11 era we run into this sort of thing a few times a day. Barely notice them any more.
There are so many bugs. Apple has the most now, but they are everywhere. The bike share I used this morning has a 15 sec delay in releasing a bike, if you don’t know that then you think the transaction failed. A bug equivalent.
If you are a global genius you may not notice these. If you merely have a knack, and are not yet too old, they are a minor annoyance. If you are an Old, as I am, they are ticks of the reapers clock, they take a bit longer to solve from year to year.
Ahh, but if you don’t have a knack … you didn’t get the academic gene, didn’t go to college, didn’t get the orthogonal geek gene … then this might be Hell. A regular reminder that you are not Elite. That the world has moved on and left you behind. That what you have, what you can do, what you have done … it doesn’t count any more.
Imagine what that feels like. Who do you vote for?