You may as well leave your common sense at home, too

Jonathan Crowe at The Map Room found an article that left me dumbfounded.

Forget the map; let a GPS guide you to fall foliage:

“A navigational device can help you avoid getting lost (saving precious gas); it can also find eateries and other landmarks along the way. It’s almost like having a fall colors tour guide.”

By “almost” I hope the writer means “not at all.”

Jonathan is equally bewildered by the stupidity of this article.

“It also repeats the canard that a GPS renders paper maps unnecessary: ‘A foldable map is cheaper and just as portable as a GPS device, but doesn’t tell you directions the way a GPS unit does.’ To me that’s like saying a compass renders a topo map obsolete.”


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