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    Re: Demonstrating sextants to the public
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2015 Apr 22, 01:21 +0000
    Ah, but as a former New England resident, I can tell you that we are often conservative with regard to the latest and greatest technologies.  So maybe GPS will be considered the "black art" 

    I suspect this is due to all the disasters that hit New England regularly (nor'easters, blizzards, hurricanes, even tornadoes (Massachusetts actually gets quite a few, but because of its hills and mountains they never grow to significant size)).  So, in contrast to Californians (my current home) who assume their climatic bliss will continue forever, New Englanders are, in my experience, much more likely to have a backup plan.

    Oooh, I sense a inter-coastal war brewing *:P tongue

    From: Bill B <NoReply_BillB@fer3.com>
    To: luabel@ymail.com
    Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:21 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Demonstrating sextants to the public

    On 4/21/2015 8:06 AM, David Pike wrote:
    > Gary
    > I liked your stall at NEAF.I’d been thinking of doing something myself
    > in the UK Bearing in mind the litigious nature of just about anything
    > these days...
    I would avoid New England at all costs. With GPS being the standard now
    you might be accused of witchcraft. "That man tell where we are with
    nothing but that black instrument of Satan and his book of strange

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