Following Signs, Asking for Directions Beats Maps, GPS

Reader’s Digest organized a race from one end of Britain to the other, with each of three teams using a different means of navigation. The Scotsman reports on the results: “The race was won by a team relying on road signs and locals’ advice, followed by another using road maps. The satnav-guided car came last. … The satnav-guided car finished one-and-a-half hours behind the map car -– driven by women –- which itself came in half an hour behind the winning signs-and-directions-led vehicle –- driven by men.” As you might expect, the article covers some of the more risible directions the GPS navigation system came up with. Via All Points Blog.