One thing that has struck me recently is the number of people having various problems with their units. It reminds me of a sig line used by Motorcycle Mama a few years ago. She warned every one "Don't anthropomorphize your computer. They hate that." Well, as shown in http://www.poi-factory.com/node/1052 how many of you having problems with your unit made the mistake of naming it so it is now retaliating?
Flippin' Retarded Electronic Device... that's what I call my devices of all kinds...
Nothing overly creative. I use American Jack on my 2555, so I just call it Jack.
My 350 is Jill, for the same reason.
Sorry, it's nothing more creative.
Just call mine, Nuvi
Big Idiot That Can't Help.
British Daniel. Simple
I call mine nimraG when I use a female voice and ivuN for a male voice. Somehow, the way she says "Recalculating" just makes nimraG seem appropriate for the Jill voice.
It's the only 'woman' I will ever yell back at and tell to 'STFU'... (shut up)
Mine is named Amy after the British Top Gear episode where they are racing across Japan. James and Richard on the bullet train and Jeremy in the car with a GPS that only spoke Japanese. He called the GPS Amy and was upset when he pushed a button and it quit talking, even though he couldn't understand it.
'The GPS'. Simple is good.
My GPS works for me.
British woman's voice, so it's Lady Penolope.
A railroader, eh?
Hal, after the berserk computer in "2001 a Space Odyssey"
Ah well. Replacing the caboose, the end of most freight trains now have a GPS device that has a flashing red light and radio telemetry. Some RR workers refer to the device by a similar name you refer to your GPS (instead of Flashing Rear End Device).
Ever since my first GPS I've called them George. For my 3790 LMT I say "listen up George" to prepare it for voice entry.
The (very weak) back story is that I believe World War II pilots called the autopilot function George.
...or whatever voice I am using.
I don't usually name my devices or vehicles.
Except I may call my PU 'Ole Paint' sometimes.
I call mine 'Birdie'.
C'mon Birdie! Birdie knows! Damn it Birdie!
If I didn't know you better, I'd take that personally!!!
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