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July 25th, 2012

The job I want

I’d like to drive the Google Street View van for a living.

Particularly if the direction is: “Just drive everywhere, going down every side street you can find.” I think that would be hella interesting. And, yeah, maybe a bit boring if you’re covering this stretch of Nebraska.

According to this Quora question’s sole response, “Google recruit local drivers who know their way around each country / city, purportedly without telling them they’ll be driving the street view car until the day they turn up for work.”

Additionally, there’s a pretty fascinating Reddit AMA with a Street View van driver. Amusingly, his camera caught him when he stopped for gas and, apparently, a donut

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