[Tagging] Counterflow Lanes

Simone Saviolo simone.saviolo at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 14:33:52 GMT 2011

2011/2/21 Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>

> On 2/21/11 9:10 AM, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> On 02/20/2011 08:57 PM, Richard Welty wrote:
>>> On 2/20/11 8:51 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>>> On 02/19/2011 08:08 PM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>>>>> Don't we want to break existing consumers if they might route people
>>>>> the
>>>>> wrong way down a one-way highway?
>>>> This whole question suggests that we're somehow responsible for data
>>>> consumers paying more attention to their navigation than what's out
>>>> their windshield, which is an entirely specious argument for obvious
>>>> reasons.
>>> well, on the other hand, GPS users have been known to sue when the
>>> GPS led them to do stupid things. irrespective of whether the mythical
>>> "we" are responsible, the lawsuit still has to be defended.
>> I do believe the "where's your brain?" defense still works successfully,
>> ie, "who's the licensed driver doing the thinking here?  You or the
>> computer?"
> you have completely missed the point. no matter what defense works,
> you _still_ have to spend money to defend the suit. there is no predicting
> how long that will take and how much it will cost.

Should we consider the risk that people sue us because their GPS couldn't
find "Grandma's house" and they had to wander cluelessly in the country?



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