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Date:         Sun, 11 Oct 2009 14:36:53 -0230
Reply-To:     Joy Hecht <jhecht@ALUM.MIT.EDU>
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From:         Joy Hecht <jhecht@ALUM.MIT.EDU>
Subject:      Re: maps vs GPS
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On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 2:24 PM, Rocket J Squirrel <> wrote:

> Yeahbut, I /did/ qualify my statement as a. hoping not to paint with too > broad a brush, and b. said that I talking about my experience only with > women and maps, wondering whether this was true for those women within one > standard deviation of the median. This leaves a lot of room outside the SD > range for men who can't read a freakin' map to save their lives (such men > become accountants or lawyers, I suspect) and women who can read maps > (such women become scientists or engineers, I suspect). > > Well, I'm not a scientist or engineer - but my female friend who can't read maps is a lawyer! LOL!


> -- > Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott > 84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana") > 74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) > Bend, OR > KG6RCR > > > > > On 10/11/2009 5:34 AM Maggie Dew wrote: > > Despite Mr. Squirrel's observation about women and maps (and I am >> going to have to have a talk with R.J.), I dearly love maps and have >> quite a collection of them. My jobs always seem to require finding >> remote places - whether I'm doing archaeology or working as an on-call >> nurse in the middle of the night. I find maps and GPS to be >> complementary but I don't rely solely on just one of those >> technologies. I have two GPS units - a Garmin handheld and a Garmin >> unit with a map display that rides in the car. They don't always do >> the job in rural areas, and a map isn't always totally accurate >> either. When doing the nursing job, I rely on whoever did the >> original recording to give good directions. That is often very >> frustrating when trying to locate a home in the middle of the night. >> Information such as "turn left at the red mailbox" or "turn in 1.6 >> miles" are helpful. Both kinds of data are useful. Not useful (and >> I'm not making this up) are directions that say "black jeep in the >> driveway." So, was it up on blocks???!!!! No, it actually belonged >> to a visitor who was only there on the day of the original visit. If >> you are giving directions, be specific and throw in whatever landmarks >> that might be helpfpul. Also consider that not all odometers are >> exactly accurate - or even working! >> >> Maggie >> >>

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