Quinte, On. real estate agent: Ontario: Trenton: Glen Miller

Paper GPS

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My fancy iphone finally let me down. I was looking for a certain street on my iphone GPS application and it was nowhere to be found. I was stunned and I wasn't sure what to do. How was I going to meet a potential client when I couldn't even find his house? Surely there has to be some sort of backup system when you can't find the desired location on your GPS system.

Lucky for me, there actually is a backup system for this particular problem. Perhaps you've never heard of it, so let me tell you about it. I suppose that some genius before me had encountered this very problem before and devised a solution. It's called a "Paper GPS" and it can be quite handy to have stored in your vehicle. Perhaps you might need two or three, depending on how many areas you might be driving through. They fit quite nicely in your glove compartment.

Typically, a "'Paper GPS" is a large sheet of paper that is folded many times over so that it can be stored handily. They come folded in a complex pattern, and once opened they can never be restored to their initial folded pattern, but that doesn't matter, they still can be used many times over. This paper will display a complicated set of lines and symbols that correspond roughly with the terrain that it represents. The one drawback is that you can't substitute one for another, you would have to use the precise Paper GPS that represents the area you are driving in. Using the incorrect one will almost certainly get you completely lost.

It really is a handy backup system to the unreliable ordinary old GPS systems that we all use now. They are really catching on these days and you can buy them in gas stations, hardware stores and book stores. Whoever came up this this innovative breakthrough really had his thinking cap on that day. Imagine discovering such a technologically advanced use for paper.

Now if only someone could come up with such a good substitute for my Kindle Wireless Reading Device.

Comment balloon 8 commentsMalcolm Johnston • January 06 2011 04:48PM
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