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REFLECTOR: From NBC Electronic News:

Tip of the Week - Use Technology Wisely
A German couple were on a road trip that would take them near Berlin on
their way to their destination.  Not particularly familiar with the area
and eager owners of a new car with the latest Global Positioning System
(GPS) satellite receiver on board, they decided that they'd fire up the
GPS and have it calculate the shortest route to guide them on their way.
The system did the job, for the most part, but neglected to advise the
travelers that they needed to wait for a ferry at the river bank once they
got there.  Couple unhurt; car sustained significant water damage.  GPS
system short-circuited. 

True story.