Sunday, May 16, 2010

Corrections of the Times

From the Corrections page in today’s New York Times:

Because of an editing error, an article last Sunday about GPS driving devices misidentified the country in which the Black Forest is located. The forest, in which the author found the device particularly useful, is in Germany, not Poland.

comments: 4

Elaine said...

Was the editor the Last to Know?

We have been led astray from time to time by our GPS, but mostly just 'wrong side of the street' sorts of errors. Poland? Really?

Genevieve said...

The writer surely smote his forehead in exasperation when he saw the edited version of his article.

Michael Leddy said...

Elaine and Genevieve, I’m glad that you found this item amusing. If you look at the article, it’s fun trying to figure out how Poland might have made it in.

Elaine said...

Great article. We have 'Garmie' (a Garmin) and it, too, has directed me down one-way streets in Little Rock, which is a veritable maze of unidirectional, narrow streets. I was too smart for her, though, and failed to mind. However, I noticed a bit of an edge to her voice as she finally said, "Re-CAL-cu-lat-ing."