Maps fading from landscape
The Kansas City Star
Rest stops in Missouri still offer free road maps of the state. But the handy guides that people picked up in filling stations and elsewhere are fading from view.
Credit GPS devices on cellphones and other gadgets for the change. They are easy to read — some even talk to you — and they adjust to motorists’ mistakes to get people back on track.
Here are a couple of a predictions: In five more years, people’s ability read a map will drop greatly. Let’s not even talk about folks’ fumbling with trying to fold them back the way they originally came.