The art of being able to navigate your way to anywhere by using a map seems to be rapidly going the way of the dinosaurs. If you have a very modern car its likely that it will have some form of inbuilt SatNav and if you have an older model its almost as likely that you will have some sort of device hanging off your windscreen or dash. In keeping with my minimalist motoring Mantra I don’t personally have either but the report that Jeremy Clarkson is to be a voice of Tom Tom’s device does amuse me a great deal:
Anyone have some suggestions as to who they think would make a good voice for a SatNav?
Just imagine some of our political leaders giving voice to these commanding black boxes…
Bob Brown would send you in ever decreasing circles as he insists that “You have to keep turning left, left LEFT!
Julia Gillard would have you doing U turn after U turn ans the voice alternates between “There will be no Carbon tax in the car that I lead” and telling you to “please pay carbon tax now…”
Tony Abbott would just have you heading to the lodge no matter what destination you choose or he would tell you to “Get out of the car and get on a bike after donning red budgie smugglers…”
Come to think about it I think that I will stick with my own sense of direction (which has thus far served me well enough) or when I am unfamiliar with the route to my destination, a real map printed on paper.