Friday, November 05, 2010

Note from Afghanistan Training: GPS versus Paper Map

Instructor(Holds up a GPS)  What's this?
Class:  A GPS unit.
Instructor(Slams GPS unit on the ground causing it to break) What is it now?
Student(After a moments pause) A piece of junk.
Instructor:  A piece of junk.  (Holds up a map) What's this?
Class:  A map.
Instructor(Polks a hole with his finger through the map) What is it now?
Class(Silence)
Instructor:  A map with a hole through it.  Can you still use it?
Class:  Yes.
Instructor:  Can you still use the GPS?
Class:  No.
Instructor:  Any questions?

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