For ten years, our trusted GPS "Betty" has deftly and efficiently directed us to and from shows, festivals, and brought us safely home again. Lately though, she's been feeling threatened by our dependence on the traffic & driving app "Wayz". While Betty's powers of satellite reception far outreach that of a smart phone, she is no match for Wayz' creative routing and multi-user traffic updates.
In her desperation to spend more time with us, Betty has begun acting more and more erratic; choosing routes with the longest drive time... "why make a U-turn when there's a round-about just three miles ahead" she urges. "Why drive around D.C. at rush hour when you can go right through it" she manically blurts. "Poor Betty", we say, "she's not what she used to be."
We tell her, fear not old friend, you are still useful! We'll always appreciate your single-mindedness and restraint from multitasking. On a backcountry drive from Idaho to Oregon, your service is unparalleled. Still, as we tuck her snugly into the glove compartment we think we hear a faint, electronic scream.