Basically, it's that she works great if you don't use her as a
substitute for knowing roughly where you're going. You can't follow
her instructions mindlessly but she sure helps me get around, even
on semi-familiar turf. I'm learning the names of local streets I
only vaguely knew and every so often, even when I know how to get
where I'm going, I ask her to plot a route and it's sometimes a
from me: Heeding Henrietta
This reminds me of an incident that
happened over a year ago (obliquely referenced as “Gregory started to
drive, but wasn't feeling all that well, so I took over for him”) dealing
with a GPS (and Gregory
and I have been over this incident many a time before, and I doubt we'll
change our respective minds on the situation) but yes, I can agree that
GPS works best if you
don't slavishly follow its directions.
Then again, I can say the same thing about using computers too.
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