Friday Fun – The Navigator That Beat GPS to Market by 30 Years

Etak promotional literature.

Etak promotional literature.

An interesting read for the end-of-week spirit: Thirty years ago, a company called Etak released the first commercially available computerized navigation system for automobiles. And they built the whole thing from scratch, including their own maps, data loaded via cassette tapes (no solid-state drives) and of course, no satellite guidance — and of course, no Internet.

Read about this fascinating journey on Fast Company.

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