Follow Kerouac’s Tiretracks

A Ken Burns iPad app, touchscreen subway maps, swapping sexism and more in our weekly look at the web

The literary masterpiece “On the Road” inspired an entire generation onward—not that many people seek to follow the tricky turn-by-turn trek Jack Kerouac’s main character Sal Paradise took across the States. Now, thanks to German student Gregor Weichbrodt, there’s a 45-page e-book with the specifics on how to do it. Weichbrodt achieved this feat simply by writing a little bit of code, which plugged all the coordinates into Google Maps. Remarkably, he isn’t even a Kerouac fan.