Monday, February 6, 2012

Mapped Out

I have suspected (and feared) this for a very long time!

The short version: Apparently, research suggests GPS is eroding our ability to make mental maps of our worlds.  To which I say, BLERG!!  One of the greatest of the smaller joys of my life is constructing inside myself, inch by painful inch, a map of the universe.  To not know where you're going beyond a tinny, off-kilter string of words?

I'd say heartbreaking, but I'm too busy mapping where the pieces fall.

1 comment:

Susan said...

There has been a fascinating discussion thread on the map librarian listserv about this article.