Living a TomTom Life

When you set a destination on your TomTom it will calculate the most effective way to reach it. If you miss a turn along the way it will simply pause for a second, recalculate the most efficient path to your destination and resume the navigation towards it.
It won’t blame you for missing the turn, it won’t complain, it won’t tell you how better it would have been to follow the original plan with no mistakes. 

This is how things should be handled all the time we make a mistake: pause, recalculation, resume to the new optimal path to our destination.

Published by Luca Sartoni

I lead three teams of engineers across four continents at Automattic. I love hiking, photography, and 3D printers.

3 thoughts on “Living a TomTom Life

  1. I can’t promise to be as dispassionate as your TomTom the next time I screw up — because swearing and throwing things is cathartic. But thanks to your lesson I hope I’ll let go of my failures faster, and just “recalibrate and resume.” Thank you for this brilliant post!

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