Well, I have inherited Gertie! By electronic standards Gertie is an old lady! She's chunky, she's cranky, and she only recognizes the eastern half of the United States! Being electronically challenged, I am now struggling to understand the step-by-step procedures needed to feed Gertie the correct info. Gertie is not pleased. (As I've said, she's cranky!)
Now, my theory is that if you want to quickly go from point A to point B, the expressways are the way to go. But if you want to explore, you need to take those secondary roads. That's when you can stumble upon those wonderful little hidden gems that add so much to your adventure! Gertie also likes secondary roads, though she sometimes confuses a "road" with a cow path or an airport runway. (See what I mean by adventure?)
From now on Gertie will be my constant "car" companion. I look forward to many adventures (and a few arguments) with this machine. Is it possible that there's a very little lady in there, yelling "RECALCULATING"? Next thing on my check off list? Find a way to lower the volume on her voice!