Audacia Ray on GPS Navigation Systems

Author, blogger and adult filmmaker Audacia Ray, writing about her road trip to LA, has this to say about in-dash GPS systems:

I like not having maps crumpled up on the floor of my car, or misfolded in my bag — I am a messy person, I can’t help it. But digital directions are very destination oriented. I do really love knowing where the fuck I’m going — or at least, depending on the digital voice to tell me where to turn. But I don’t feel like I’ve gotten any perspective on the lay of the land of either San Francisco or Los Angeles as a result. I can navigate the blocks surrounding my destination point, but that’s about it. The tech I’m using gives very little idea of what life outside my little digital window is like.

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