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Wow, It’s Wednesday: Whose Voice Do You Want Guiding You?

Photo Credit: Kevin Lim

Photo Credit: Kevin Lim

First of all, mama’s memory ain’t what it used to be, so I can’t recall which one of my Facebook friends posted this item about Bob Dylan being in negotiations w/ two car companies to voice their in-dash nav systems. If it was you, please let me know, so that I can give you credit.

Second of all, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, in-dash navigation systems suck. We just got a Garmin to do the job that the shitty in-dash nav in our otherwise wonderful hybrid does so very poorly that it drives us crazy (and gets us lost!). I’ve never met an in-dash system that does a better job than Garmin. And if you know my IRL job history, you’ll know why that’s saying a lot. Actually come back at 1pm, b/c Justin Time from “Technically Geeking” makes an even better argument against in-dash systems than I did.

Third of all, though I wouldn’t want Bob Dylan guiding me — I’ve just never cared for him or his music — I think this is an awesome idea. Except I would want my nav voice to belong to Ms. Tina Turner or James Earl Jones — ooh, ooh, or better yet, someone I know IRL like my pre-GPS direction giver, CH; or my pre-CH direction giver, Karen F; or my pre-Karen F. direction giver, Dad.

Yes, I need a lot of direction.

But if you were able to choose, whose voice would you want guiding you through traffic? Sound off in the comments.