quote 05:05:24 Some of the triangulation pillars I visit are still used today in the GPS network. They have signals buried deep into them that help to keep the satellite network functioning.
quote 18:22:00 She is disoriented – and yet her progress is a perfectly plotted trajectory through urban space: she looks into the glowing multifaceted jewel in the palm of her hand and here other parallelograms interleave, shuffle and montage in response to the tweezer motions and baton-flicks of her fingers. It tells her where to go, the jewel, and when she places it to her ear it speaks to her, so that in turn she can command her own faltering legs to carry her to the right, to the left, straight ahead
Will Self: Walking is political in The Guardian.
quote 18:43:05 As we drive out to the new dock wall, the car’s sat nav shows us sailing out into the Thames - the map has not yet been updated for a project that has literally redesigned the coastline of Essex.