Columbus Day 2010: Apps and Fun Activities

By Peter Chubb - Oct 11, 2010

For those of you who have been allowed to stay home from work today, as it is Columbus Day; then you might be wondering what you can do with your time. How about wondering what apps would have appealed to the navigator, colonizer, and explorer?

Brad Spirrison from Appolicious believes that he knows what apps would have made life much easier for Christopher Columbus. The most popular app would have been Google Earth, if only this technology was available to him – just think how things would have been?

Columbus like all explorers needed to be backed by investors, but finding them would have been hard back in 1451-1506. There are now a number of apps that puts you in touch with venture capital investors – so life is easy if you plan on doing something that requires capital like Columbus needed.

OK, so we know that this is all a bit of fun, but it just shows how life has changed and how hard it must have been at the time.

For those of you with children, then you should plan a few fun activities to help celebrate this great day. How cool would it be to get them to color some pages, learn a few poems and rhymes, or even learn a few facts about his ships?

For those who would like to shop on this holiday, then Best Buy has a sale on, which we discussed in a recent article.

What do you plan to do today?

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