830 - Broken

Don’t use Apple Maps.

If you have an iPhone, you’ll have a hard time resisting the temptation. After all, you can just tap on an address, and bam! You’re right there in the map, ready to get directions.

But very often the map is wrong, and nearly always the route Apple Map’s navigation suggests isn’ t as efficient as you’ll find using Waze or Google Maps. Unfortunately, if you want to use Waze or Google Maps, you’ll have to enter the address in manually. So there’s a cost.

Basically, you need to drive a nail into a piece of wood, and so you look for a hammer. There are a few options, and one of them is sitting right next to you. You know from past experience that the head might fly off that one mid-swing. You also know that the one on the shelf across the room DOESN’T do that.

So which one are you going to use?

If you’re the kind of person who will reach for the broken hammer just because it’s closer, and hope it doesn’t injure you, maybe it’s time to reconsider your life strategies.

I guess maybe I’m not just talking about hammers and maps anymore.