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Monday Shopping

Went out to get a Suit to wear at my Wedding Registry. Bought one very quickly indeed, like most things Men buy. Walked in, saw a grey one, tried it on, Salesman found an even better grey one, got that. Sold. Bonus that Icy thought I looked alright in it too.

Went to DFS, to buy Sofas for the new house. Walked in, sat on one, liked it. Walked around, sat on another. We liked that too. So we went back to the first one, and bought that. Simple really.

Went for a great meal at Strada. Lovely place.

And I have decided to name a new phenomenon. I will call it the Tom Tom effect, after the Tom Tom GPS device. I was thinking, imagine a massive traffic jam, and 70% of the cars have Tom Toms. Suddenly they all decide to ask it for a new route avoiding the gridlocked road. They will all go the same way. Why? Coz the algorithm in the Tom Tom will have the same data fed into it largely (well largely assuming their destinations mean they get routed down the same roads). So suddenly, they all end up gridlocking on the same roads again. Given the mild effect of slightly different GPS positioning of each car, the effect is like a Swarm of Bees after a hive. So theres a market out there for a GPS system that knows the routing of the main competitors, so it can develop a 'anti swarm' route to avoid new gridlock.

Wonder if it will ever happen...

Have to exchange on my house this week. It is imperative :)
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dp

Comments:

  1. Blogger SwissToni says @ 9:57 pm
    ah, happy days mate..... happy days.

    Before you know where you are, you'll be spending absurd amounts of money on a new kitchen, and worrying about invisible scratching on your new worktop.

    Oh, wait a minute - that's just me.

    ST
  2. Blogger Aravis says @ 5:39 am
    That couch is lovely. :0)

    Re: the Tom Tom effect, the best thing to do then would be to stay in place, let everyone else clear out to jam up some other location, allowing me a smooth ride on the best route. Right?
  3. Blogger the urban fox says @ 1:23 pm
    I think Aravis has it sussed.

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