Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Do you know the way to San José?

Remenber the old Burt Bacharach song? Well, my GPS knew the way to San José - where I have been hanging out for the past three days, attendning a conference on visual thinking and communication, learning tons of new things and being very inspired. 

I choose not to stay at the conference hotel, but with dear friends in Palo Alto, a 20 minutes drive north of San José. I just love having a GPS - you can go anywhere and don't have to be stressed out about getting lost, not finding your way - you just get there. It's the best invention ever and I really couldn't live without it. I used to have a TomTom that was stolen right before Christmas (someone smashed the window when the car was in the parking lot outside an office building) so now we have a Mio. I think I prefered the TomTom - but I do like the calm, nice, dark male voice guiding me to my destination and patientely says "Recaluclation" when I miss an exit or take the wrong turn.

But really, going places where you never have been with only a voice guiding you is just great!  

2 comments:

Dosiss said...

Ja fast jag har upptäckt att det är bra att ha en gammal hederlig karta i bilen. Jag gör ca 40 kundbesök i mânaden och det har hänt mer än en gâng att GPSen inte "hittar" satteliterna. 20 min som längst och den dagen satt jag ute pâ landet och körde och hade noll koll pâ vart jag var!

JaCal said...

Dosiss - ;-) ja, vi är också kart-folk - båda bilarna är utrustade med kartor av olika slag och de stannar där. GPSer fungerar inte heller i amerikanska storstäder med många skyskrapor... som t ex San Francisco... Hittills har jag kommit hyfsat rätt - även om den vi har i den "gamla" bilen har lite egna idéer om hur man ska komma dit man vill...