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 clever suggestion.
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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