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Charles Edward Frith

Good point. I'm working on this with the Nokians and I had a revelatory experience a while back. Searching for The Real Greek restaurant a bunch of folk whipped out their N95 phones. Frustrated with the slow progress I went old school and asked a few people the way. My way got us their first. Although I'm still confident that Sat Nav has its uses. One of the things that would be useful to explain might be to show how the 'compass & memory' gene for routes that most people possess is completely missing in me. I learn over time and have been a dead whizz running around London, Frankfurt and Bangkok in the past. But it takes time and its incomprehensibly laughable how rubbish I am finding my way back from a destination and people asking "but dont you remember that tall red building'? ..erm no.

I'm most famous for doing a fab presentation in a boardroom and then walking into the stationery cupboard while the applause had yet to die down.

dan burgess

ahhh lakes. that sounds nice. no secret lakes where i live, that's for sure.
i'm defo a map man. buy an o/s map whenever i visit a new part of the country. boo & hiss to sat nav.

dan

I am in the pro-nav camp. Awesome when trying to get to weddings in the middle of nowhere whilst running 20 minutes late. And insanely great at defusing arguments between map reader (wife) and driver (me). I've also discovered geographical stuff too - some lakes near my house that I didn't know existed appeared on the screen. Now I know where the lakes are.

It's good to switch it off though, for going to the shops and that.

dan burgess

a builder has just left my house, he got here 30 minutes late "sat nav sent me down the wrong road, and it's a good one." i rest my case

Angus

Oh god, I totally agree with you. Yes, I can understand for some professions it's handy but I really do think they result in brain shrivel.

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