The Art Of Getting Lost

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The Art Of Getting Lost

Remember how we used to plan road trips? Get out the atlas, find the highways, roads and rural routes that would get us from Point A to Point B. And what happened if we got lost? Pull over to the side of the road and ask for directions...

Remember how we used to plan road trips? Get out the atlas, find the highways, roads and rural routes that would get us from Point A to Point B. And what happened if we got lost? Pull over to the side of the road and ask for directions. While reading maps is a skill some of us love and others of us loathe there is no doubt today it’s being replaced by digital technology. Google Maps in our cars and on our phones not only makes it easier than ever to get around. It also allows us to find a restaurant at the last minute or avoid a traffic jam. This has some wondering: is it still possible to be lost? Diane and her guests discuss the art of getting lost.

Guests

David Pogue

founder, Yahoo Tech. He is a monthly columnist for Scientific American and host of science shows on PBS’s “NOVA.” He’s been a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” since 2002.

Andrea Sachs

travel writer, The Washington Post

Carl Hoffman

contributing editor, National Geographic Traveler. He is the author of “Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art” and “The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains and Planes.”

Simon Garfield

author, "On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks". His new book is "To the Letter: A Curious History of Correspondence".

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