Archive for July 2007

Not that I'm prejudiced, of course

Jul 31st, 2007 | By | Category: Personal Columns

The motoring correspondent of an English national newspaper was writing about satellite navigation systems in cars last Saturday.  He was worried about the arbitrary decisions being made by his own system that certain journeys were not possible.  He requested directions for a journey home, he lives beside a main road, and was told that the journey could not be made.

“It reminded me,” he said, “of the story of the Somerset farmer who was asked for directions to Devizes.”

“You can’t go to Devizes from here”, the farmer replied.

Being …