[LINK] limits of technology in finding someone

Antony Barry tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au
Tue Dec 12 13:51:15 AEDT 2006

On 12/12/2006, at 9:02 AM, Craig Sanders wrote:

> that was the case when i lived in sydney about 20 years ago. cabbies
> there never knew how to get where you wanted (and often didn't know  
> even
> roughly where it was). if you didn't tell them exactly where to go and
> how to get there AND keep a close eye on their driving, you'd end up
> miles away from your destination and/or grossly overcharged.
> this was a bit of a shock to me as i was used to melbourne cabbies,
> who all seemed to know pretty much the entire metropolitan area...from
> dandenong all the way over to sunshine. and they had the ability to
> read the map in the street directory (something sydney cabbies seem
> incapable of).

When I were a lad in the late fifties Sydney cabbies were they way  
you describe Melbourne ones. :-(


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