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    Re: Celestial Navigation in the Movies
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2019 Oct 7, 08:51 -0700

    I’ve been thinking about this, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s horses for courses.  Film directors survive, because they know what the movie going public wants to see.  They don’t pretend to be navigation experts.  I’d like to bet that if a selection of contributors to NavList were invited to make a movie, it probably wouldn’t end up winning an award, apart from possibly the one for the most boring movie of the year.  Similarly newspaper editors survive by knowing what their target audience wants to read.  I don’t think any of us would dream of reporting the following incident in the manner of the British Redtops, but they know their audience far better than me.  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/white-van-mans-hilarious-video-20385874 , https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/02/man-drove-van-fast-flowing-river-sat-nav-told-10851190/ , https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10051857/man-rescued-flood-north-yorkshire-river-ure-satnav/ . DaveP

       
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