I don't want to join the discussion of what is better, but will say this: I've recently started a course in CN. I'm doing it because it is fun, challenging and give me a new skill. Something I can learn at home in preparation for our renewed distance cruising. It also teaches me to actually start looking at the sky and stars with new eyes, learn the stars' names and appreciate the heavens anew. It puts me a little bit in touch with those historical figures and seamen of old who did so much to develop our culture, history, language and modern world.
I also plan to adapt my CN course to a highschool credit course for my two teenage girls. The distance education board of our jurisdiction thought it was a fantastic idea.
So, I don't see CN as a competition for GPS. I'll always use GPS if available since, let's face it, it is so much easier. CN however is something that brings benefits far outside it's aparent immediate utility.
Last edited by magnusmurphy; 02-27-2010 at 04:32 PM.