[Loadstone] GPS clock stops

Charlie Richardson charlieofalbany at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 13 20:31:31 BST 2007


I've never had a problem with the message.  It usually meant I turned off 
the receiver without unloading the software or that the battery died.  Now 
if we want to get nit picky.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Mielke" <dave at mielke.cc>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 11:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] GPS clock stops


> [quoted lines by Shawn Kirkpatrick on 2007/10/12 at 23:30 -0700]
>
>>Well, one of the things in the gps data is the time. So, when it says the
>>clock has stopped ticking it's correct.
>
> I understand, but is an error message presented to users supposed to 
> simply be
> technically correct or wouldn't it be better for it to convey something
> intuitively meaningful to its intended audience? Isn't it better for a 
> user
> message to be worded in such a way that it tells the user what he may need 
> to
> do to resolve the problem?
>
> From another perspective, is it really more accurate to assume a cause 
> which
> mighjtn't be correct than it is to state the symptom and then let an
> intelligent person deduce the cause? When I go to a doctor should I tell 
> him
> what's wrong with me and what to prescribe or should I tell him what my
> symptoms are and let him do the diagnosis?
>
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