Tuesday, December 29, 2009

some candidates for the darwin awards: too bad they remain in the gene pool

dec 29th, 2009

excessive dependence on your GPS systems can be injurious to your health.

"GPS almost did 'em in and GPS saved 'em. It will give you options to pick the shortest route. You certainly get the shortest route. But it may not be a safe route." 

— Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evingertalking about a couple who ended up trapped in the snow for three days when their SUV's navigation system directed them down a remote forest road in Eastern Oregon (they were rescued when their GPS-equipped cell phone finally got a strong-enough signal to contact 911). 

2 comments:

karyakarta92 said...

Aw, come on. Let's cut them some slack. People take leave of their common sense at times. It's easy to do this with a GPS because people would prefer that the machine navigate instead of referring to a paper map. Of course, excessive and blind reliance on machines against one's better instincts can have amusing effects occasionally. We already have a government "voted" to power by spurious Electronic Voting Machines in our country. Credulous
operation according to a machine's instructions can have a dangerously dumbing effect.

Sameer said...

True, citizens of India who voted UPA to power deserve this...
Well, BJP is now a second congress.. trying to be more 'secular' than Kaangress and even supporting the killer Shibu Soren.