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Navigating by Laptop



 
 
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Old October 29th 09, 03:44 PM posted to sci.geo.satellite-nav
Marvin Hlavac
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NY Times article on the topic of "Navigating by Laptop":
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/te...9askk-002.html


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Old October 29th 09, 09:15 PM posted to sci.geo.satellite-nav
Nicholas[_2_]
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On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 12:44:31 -0400, "Marvin Hlavac"
wrote:

NY Times article on the topic of "Navigating by Laptop":
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/te...9askk-002.html


people were doing this 10 years ago. Why an article on obsolete
technology that is over a decade old?

And where can you legally mount such a mess in today's vehicles?

My little Magellan Maestro 3220, size of a pack of cigarettes, has all
of North America, including Canada, and, Mexico, + coterminous USA in
a micro card, and has voice navigation. Why go backwards?

Lg

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Old October 29th 09, 09:43 PM posted to sci.geo.satellite-nav
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On Oct 29, 12:44*pm, "Marvin Hlavac" wrote:
NY Times article on the topic of "Navigating by Laptop":http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/te...ech/29askk-002....

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Using a laptop anywhere but on your lap is too cumbersome to be
practical.

--- CHAS

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Old October 29th 09, 11:13 PM posted to sci.geo.satellite-nav
Marvin Hlavac
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Using a laptop anywhere but on your lap is too
cumbersome to be practical.


Very true! I suggest professionally made laptop vehicle mounts by companies
such as www.ram-mount.com or www.gamberjohnson.com or www.jottodesk.com etc.


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Old October 29th 09, 11:18 PM posted to sci.geo.satellite-nav
Marvin Hlavac
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/te...9askk-002.html

Why an article on obsolete
technology that is over a decade old?


There is interest in the technology, hence the article :-)
But I agree with you. Laptop GPS is not for most people. For most users a
little PND is just fine. But there are those who have special requirements,
need certain features or functionality that only a laptop solution can meet.

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