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Books in brief: Pinpoint: ‘How GPS is Changing Our World’ by Greg Milner

"Without the human desire to kill more precisely, it would be harder to find that cafe."

By Chris Tilbury   August 2016

41gsabhQ9AL._AC_UL320_SR206,320_Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Our World by Greg Milner (Granta, £14.99)

How often do we find ourselves wandering the streets of a new town or city, even a new area of a city we know, trying to find the café where we are supposed to be meeting our friends?

Finding our way, though, is much easier now than it was in the past. The reason for this lies in Global Positioning System (GPS), the navigational satellite system that is incorporated into the phones we use every day and the satnavs we use…

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