From: Ian Dalziel on
On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 18:52:08 +0000, Martin crozier <> wrote:

>On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 07:38:27 -0800 (PST), NM <nik.morgan(a)mac.com>
>wrote:
>
>>On 3 Jan, 14:38, Martin crozier <> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Supposing in your lifetime you have been to most places you are likely
>>> to go �long before all these gimmick like inventions had invented why
>>> spend money just to maybe find a street or whatever once you have
>>> arrived in the town or city when a quick call into a post office or
>>> cop shop or even to the place you are visiting will get you the info
>>> you need
>>
>>Ok if you arrive in business hours, try finding any of the above at
>>0400, finding the police station (if it's even got one and it's open)
>>is a feat in it's own right in the middle of the night.
>>Assuming it's business hours, a quick call into the post office where
>>I live involves knowing where the post office is in the first place
>>then finding a parking place, getting change, walking through the
>>pedestrianised bit, then back to your car, hardly a quick call, I
>>would estimate 15 mins. start to finish. Time to operate satnav 40
>>seconds or so, no contest IMO.
>>
>>In the middle of the night in rural Cornwall you have no chance of
>>finding anyone to ask directions but Mr Garmin is there ready and
>>waiting to help you.
>>Break down in similar circumstances, call (insert breakdown service of
>>your choice) one of their first questions will be. "Where exactly are
>>you Sir?" luckily Mr Garmin will be there to tell you, down to a
>>meter, this vital information could save someones life if you were
>>calling an ambulance.
>>
>>You stick to your paper, the rest of the world will move on.
>>
>I will while you and people like you have thrown away your money on
>useless gadgets my bank account will remain bulging ready with money
>for a rainy day ! .If I had the need for a satnav I would buy one just
>as if I had the need to have a stupid TV dish hanging of the house
>wall I would have bought one.
>Remember a fool and his money are soon parted .

Best keep a weather eye on your wallet then, sport.

--

Ian D
From: Conor on
In article <2s91k5tpot13fpnq0nac56pn6lgui8erp6(a)4ax.com>, Martin crozier
<> says...

> Supposing in your lifetime you have been to most places you are likely
> to go long before all these gimmick like inventions had invented why
> spend money just to maybe find a street or whatever once you have
> arrived in the town or city when a quick call into a post office or
> cop shop or even to the place you are visiting will get you the info
> you need .

What do you do when they're both closed? My local Police Station closes
outside of office hours.



--
Conor
www.notebooks-r-us.co.uk

I'm not prejudiced. I hate everybody equally.
From: NM on
On 3 Jan, 18:52, Martin crozier <> wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 07:38:27 -0800 (PST), NM <nik.mor...(a)mac.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> >On 3 Jan, 14:38, Martin crozier <> wrote:
>
> >> Supposing in your lifetime you have been to most places you are likely
> >> to go  long before all these gimmick like inventions had invented why
> >> spend money just to maybe find a street or whatever once you have
> >> arrived in the town or city when a quick call into a post office or
> >> cop shop or even to the place you are visiting will get you the info
> >> you need
>
> >Ok if you arrive in business hours, try finding any of the above at
> >0400, finding the police station (if it's even got one and it's open)
> >is a feat in it's own right in the middle of the night.
> >Assuming it's business hours, a quick call into the post office where
> >I live involves knowing where the post office is in the first place
> >then finding a parking place, getting change, walking through the
> >pedestrianised bit, then back to your car, hardly a quick call, I
> >would estimate 15 mins. start to finish. Time to operate satnav 40
> >seconds or so, no contest IMO.
>
> >In the middle of the night in rural Cornwall you have no chance of
> >finding anyone to ask directions but Mr Garmin is there ready and
> >waiting to help you.
> >Break down in similar circumstances, call (insert breakdown service of
> >your choice) one of their first questions will be. "Where exactly are
> >you Sir?" luckily Mr Garmin will be there to tell you, down to a
> >meter, this vital information could save someones life if you were
> >calling an ambulance.
>
> >You stick to your paper, the rest of the world will move on.
>
> I will while you and people like you have thrown away your money on
> useless gadgets my bank account will remain bulging ready with money
> for a rainy day ! .If I had the need for a satnav I would buy one just
> as if I had the need to have a stupid TV dish hanging of the house
> wall I would have bought one.
> Remember a fool and his money are soon parted  .

One mans useless gadget is another mans time saving device.
From: NM on
On 3 Jan, 22:49, Martin crozier <> wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 14:06:49 -0800 (PST), NM <nik.mor...(a)mac.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> >On 3 Jan, 18:52, Martin crozier <> wrote:
> >> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 07:38:27 -0800 (PST), NM <nik.mor...(a)mac.com>
> >> wrote:
>
> >> >On 3 Jan, 14:38, Martin crozier <> wrote:
>
> >> >> Supposing in your lifetime you have been to most places you are likely
> >> >> to go  long before all these gimmick like inventions had invented why
> >> >> spend money just to maybe find a street or whatever once you have
> >> >> arrived in the town or city when a quick call into a post office or
> >> >> cop shop or even to the place you are visiting will get you the info
> >> >> you need
>
> >> >Ok if you arrive in business hours, try finding any of the above at
> >> >0400, finding the police station (if it's even got one and it's open)
> >> >is a feat in it's own right in the middle of the night.
> >> >Assuming it's business hours, a quick call into the post office where
> >> >I live involves knowing where the post office is in the first place
> >> >then finding a parking place, getting change, walking through the
> >> >pedestrianised bit, then back to your car, hardly a quick call, I
> >> >would estimate 15 mins. start to finish. Time to operate satnav 40
> >> >seconds or so, no contest IMO.
>
> >> >In the middle of the night in rural Cornwall you have no chance of
> >> >finding anyone to ask directions but Mr Garmin is there ready and
> >> >waiting to help you.
> >> >Break down in similar circumstances, call (insert breakdown service of
> >> >your choice) one of their first questions will be. "Where exactly are
> >> >you Sir?" luckily Mr Garmin will be there to tell you, down to a
> >> >meter, this vital information could save someones life if you were
> >> >calling an ambulance.
>
> >> >You stick to your paper, the rest of the world will move on.
>
> >> I will while you and people like you have thrown away your money on
> >> useless gadgets my bank account will remain bulging ready with money
> >> for a rainy day ! .If I had the need for a satnav I would buy one just
> >> as if I had the need to have a stupid TV dish hanging of the house
> >> wall I would have bought one.
> >> Remember a fool and his money are soon parted  .
>
> >One mans useless gadget is another mans time saving device.
>
> I have all the time in the world old boy now that I am retired and can
> sit back and watch the world go by I don't give a damn anymore now
> I am not tied to a Speedo and tachometer.

Good for you, how about the rest of the world, do you think they
should take your luddite advice?
From: Ophelia on


"Ian Dalziel" <iandalziel(a)lineone.net> wrote in message
news:1bv1k5dtc9ibp97jjgkd45m89masa3gadl(a)4ax.com...
> On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 18:52:08 +0000, Martin crozier <> wrote:
>
>>On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 07:38:27 -0800 (PST), NM <nik.morgan(a)mac.com>
>>wrote:
>>
>>>On 3 Jan, 14:38, Martin crozier <> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Supposing in your lifetime you have been to most places you are likely
>>>> to go long before all these gimmick like inventions had invented why
>>>> spend money just to maybe find a street or whatever once you have
>>>> arrived in the town or city when a quick call into a post office or
>>>> cop shop or even to the place you are visiting will get you the info
>>>> you need
>>>
>>>Ok if you arrive in business hours, try finding any of the above at
>>>0400, finding the police station (if it's even got one and it's open)
>>>is a feat in it's own right in the middle of the night.
>>>Assuming it's business hours, a quick call into the post office where
>>>I live involves knowing where the post office is in the first place
>>>then finding a parking place, getting change, walking through the
>>>pedestrianised bit, then back to your car, hardly a quick call, I
>>>would estimate 15 mins. start to finish. Time to operate satnav 40
>>>seconds or so, no contest IMO.
>>>
>>>In the middle of the night in rural Cornwall you have no chance of
>>>finding anyone to ask directions but Mr Garmin is there ready and
>>>waiting to help you.
>>>Break down in similar circumstances, call (insert breakdown service of
>>>your choice) one of their first questions will be. "Where exactly are
>>>you Sir?" luckily Mr Garmin will be there to tell you, down to a
>>>meter, this vital information could save someones life if you were
>>>calling an ambulance.
>>>
>>>You stick to your paper, the rest of the world will move on.
>>>
>>I will while you and people like you have thrown away your money on
>>useless gadgets my bank account will remain bulging ready with money
>>for a rainy day ! .If I had the need for a satnav I would buy one just
>>as if I had the need to have a stupid TV dish hanging of the house
>>wall I would have bought one.
>>Remember a fool and his money are soon parted .
>
> Best keep a weather eye on your wallet then, sport.

You can't take your money with you when you die. Best get the most out of
it now:)

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