Old 04-16-18, 06:53 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Golden, CO, Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,501

Bikes: 2016 Fuji Tread, 1983 Trek 620

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 214 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Originally Posted by gauvins View Post
...The debate would be like comparing pencil paper to a spreadsheet.
There's a place for both. I'm reminded of my boss and mentor when spreadsheets were just becoming common. He told me the worst mistakes he saw were spreadsheet mistakes. It's too easy to miss a very significant digit. He trained me to use a pencil and paper first to estimate the result. Then use the spreadsheet for speed and accuracy.

(At my next job, I was at a bid opening for a large contract. The winning bidder had made a stupid spreadsheet error in the millions of dollars column. He should have had the same boss.)

In navigation as well, there's a place for both methods. Nobody should blindly follow GPS directions. People have died doing that.
andrewclaus is offline