Smartphones have replaced the old-fashioned map with satellite images and GPS and that voice that tells you to bear left or continue.
You don't actually know where you're going, do you? You just listen to the machine tell you which way to turn and then you're there.
If you happen to be flying across Ireland and ask Siri to find you the nearest airport, she'll steer you wrong. You'd realize that as your undercarriage clipped the trees and mowed down the flock of sheep.
There is a slight error in Apple's new map feature which shows the limits of translating English into computer-speak.
Airfield in County Dublin is not, as it turns out, a place to land airplanes. Even though it shows up on Apple's map as such. There's an airplane icon and everything.
If you did happen to put down at Airfield, you'd find yourself wandering a working farm that is quite close to Dublin City. Bring the kiddies, by all means. They'd enjoy discovering where their food comes from or where the wool for their jumper originated.
But it honestly is not a branch of Dublin Airport, nor has Shannon Airport migrated to be closer to the shops in Dundrum.
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter, who's generally busy dragging his feet when it comes to investigating the Magdalene laundries, notified Apple of the error with all due haste. He should know if there's an airport there or not. Airfield is in his constituency, after all.
It's all well and good to make use of electronic mapping. Unfortunately, we're losing the ability to read a proper map, and our helpful gadgets don't always perform as expected.
And airports get placed where they do not exist.