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[aprssig] Nuvi GPS blast

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Sun Dec 13 20:13:46 UTC 2009


>> The newer types of units have much better 
>> radios and chipsets but have been so dumbed 
>> down in other ways that they're not worth 
>> the bother.  I have a long rant about this:
>>
>>  http://techno-fandom.org/~hobbit/random/nuvi.html

To more directly address this point, see this article from the Economist 
yesterday:

http://www.economist.com/sciencetechnology/displayStory.cfm?story_id=15101353

Basically, it says just the opposite of the above rant - to be less 
distracting and more useful to drivers (the primary market for these 
things, remember) they need to be visually simpler.

Scott
N1VG



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