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Old 12-27-2010, 12:08 PM   #21
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RE: Help! That last Christmas gift.

Oh...and I almost forgot....a 10 dollar app will turn it into a very capable navionics chart plotter....how can you not have one of these things...
Slam dunk!
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:56 PM   #22
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Help! That last Christmas gift.

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Sure would be nice if you could get one both for the car AND boat.

Seems silly to duplicate toys with memory costing so little!
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FF, Here you go with "nice" but at a price $850 - OUCH!

Garmin GPSMAP 640 All In One Marine and Auto GPS
The Garmin GPSMAP 640 integrates highly detailed marine and automotive street maps into one unit with a high resolution 5.2" touchscreen display.

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Or, at a much cheaper price, always up to date, and so you have everything together in one compact all-in-one tool, one could just download the apprpriate ap from iPhone ap-store (if you have an iPhone, and if not, it's not a bad reason for getting one), for marine maps and street maps (we have found Tom Tom good here), and my son got a good marine set from there as well.* Side on the screen is acceptable in size it fits quite well in the oddments opening in most dashboards, or fits a suction cup holder.
Or....(having just seen John Baker's post),* there is that - the Sprint EVO, and still half the Garmin price.

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:53 AM   #23
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RE: Help! That last Christmas gift.

"if you have an iPhone, and if not, it's not a bad reason for getting one)"

Staff has cell phones , sorry but I'm not staff!
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:55 AM   #24
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RE: Help! That last Christmas gift.

Why not shout yourself one for a late Xmas present FF, or would that be breaking your "old tech is the best" motto too severely......pity, because they are kinda fun as well.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:16 AM   #25
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FF....."The future belongs to those who manage change the best."
The older I get, the harder it is to accept change but I work at it constantly.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:13 PM   #26
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FF....."The future belongs to those who manage change the best."
The older I get, the harder it is to accept change but I work at it constantly.
Don't know who is responsible for the quote, but it is one of the best summations of reality I've ever read.* As is, in fact, the second sentence from Walt.

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Old 12-30-2010, 02:31 PM   #27
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I'll take a bow for the quote....Years ago, when I was converting my company to a computer system, I had key employees fighting the change I was trying to incorporate. I came up with this quote (I may have heard it somewhere else but can't remember) and tied it to their year end bonuses. The change in the company was dramatic.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:56 PM   #28
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The future belongs to those who manage change the best.

I'll take a bow for the quote....Years ago, when I was converting my company to a computer system, I had key employees fighting the change I was trying to incorporate. I came up with this quote (I may have heard it somewhere else but can't remember) and tied it to their year end bonuses. The change in the company was dramatic.
The statement can apply to boating as well.* I mean actual boating.* Running your boat.* Because the environment we boat in is constantly changing, too.* Currents, wind, waves, visibility, traffic, debris in the water, the course you're following to your destination--- they're constantly changing your immediate situation.* Managing these constant changes, or managing how you and your crew react to them, makes the difference between a successful trip and a stressful one, or even a disastrous one.

Most accidents--- car, boat, plane--- begin with a relatively small event that gets cascaded into a final, disasterous event.* Much of the cascading is caused by the people operating the equipment.* They don't react fast enough, they don't react correctly, they don't notice something developing.

Being prepared and mentally agreeable to accepting change and managing it properly, as opposed to resisting it, can be the difference between avoiding a problem and having one.

This, I think, is the great contribution of technology, because technology can be used to detect and manage many of the changes we encounter faster, more effectively, and more consistently than we can.

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FF....."The future belongs to those who manage change the best."
The older I get, the harder it is to accept change but I work at it constantly.
In addition, I would say "The only constant is change". I don' t know who gets credit for that, but it combines well with your quote.

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And then there is the other truth;

The only ones who like change are bus drivers and babies.
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This, I think, is the great contribution of technology, because technology can be used to detect and manage many of the changes we encounter faster, more effectively, and more consistently than we can.
(Whew!)* Finally a reason for buying all the new toys that my wife will accept.

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