White & Nerdy
A friend of mine and his wife visited a couple of weeks ago and we planned to meet up for breakfast on Saturday. While they’d been in town before, they’d never been to my current apartment. We started talking on Friday night about directions, when he mentioned that he had his GPS with him.
“Neither Google Maps nor Microsoft Streets & Trips has my whole street, I’m afraid,” I told him.
“Hey… why don’t you give me your longitude and latitude and I’ll find it that way,” he came up with.
The prospect amused both of us so much that it quickly became the only option we would consider. I went outside and fired up my laptop in my car (my USB GPS won’t work without a clear shot at the satellite), found my coordinates, and gave them to him.
The next morning, right on time, they showed up on my doorstep. Another victory for technology!
Now if I only I could find a Segway somewhere to try out…