While discussing navigation apps with Entropic Force, I put words to the reason why Google’s navigation app pisses me off so much. I made up times and street names and such, but you get the idea.

“Your route is clear and you are on the fastest route it should take you 15 minutes and you should reach your destination by 3:65 PM. In 500 feet, turn left onto interstate 285 pennsylvania highway 322 state highway 322 state route 16 towards freeburg lemmings now turn left onto interstate 285 pennsylvania highway 322 state highway 322 state route 16 towards freeburg lemmings”

It wasn’t such a problem back in NM where streets only had one name, as the lord intended, but here in the godless east where every road has more street names than a member of an early-90’s rap group, it’s become unbearable. I have literally missed turns because the app couldn’t get through the street name fast enough.

Based on his recommendation, I may try Waze, see how that goes.

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