Austin Kleon has a great piece here on the importance of maps, and not as a means of getting around: Finding your way with maps
I love maps too. Especially hand drawn maps. And ancient maps.
I worry that our phones may be ruining hand drawn maps. When I used to take my son to hockey, I would draw my own maps to get to various obscure rinks. Later, I found out about Waze and it was so superior I stopped drawing my own maps. It’s too bad: it would be fun for my son years from now to have those old maps (which I never kept).
This is a map too.
It’s not really about how to get around. It’s a map showing the relationship between things. In this case, the organizations and their computers that made up the Internet in 1969. It does something old maps do: they show us the two dimensions of space and the one dimension of time.
Read Kleon’s piece. You’ll want to go look at maps afterwards, and you’ll be glad.