life in and around NYC is insane

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

all too true!

GPS is a wonderful tool, but...

well, it does have its limits.

like when the GPS told Drew to get off the New Jersey Turnpike at an exit that didn't exist.

or how Becca and I circled around Lake Ronkonkoma for 45 minutes the night before her SAT exam, trying to find the test center -- we found it quite randomly, despite the GPS, because my instincts led us to the right place.

Jen had a major adventure a few weeks ago, driving with her friends from Long Island to northern Westchester and back -- using a parent's GPS device that had been programmed to avoid major highways.

GIGO -- garbage in, garbage out. a GPs is only as good as its programming.

don't be afraid to follow your instincts and don't be afraid to ask for directions.


Suzanne said...

Avoid major highways? In metro NY? Fat chance of that happening, especially if you have to get from one borough to another!

songbird's crazy world said...

somehow on the way home they wound up in New Jersey....and then, when they came back into NY via the George Washington Bridge, the GPS had them get off the highway in northern Manhattan and travel downtown via local streets -- it would have been so much easier to stay on the Cross Bronx to the throgs Neck Bridge, don't you think? and then they went from the 59th street bridge all the way to flushing without getting on the highway, and it was a royal pain. and the best part? Jen would have been able to get them home if they let her navigate instead of relying on the GPS.

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