Dan Webb explains why the Mac version of Google Earth ends up in Chanute, Kansas when you wait for it to settle down, and then just zoom in all the way.

The most important reason is that I was born and raised there. I grew up on a small farm, and while everyone else was out feeding the ducks and milking the cows, I was inside making electronic contraptions and eventually programming computers (which would scarcely be recognized as such today, since my first computer had only 256 bytes of memory and a dual hexadecimal LED display).

Kind of a neat story.