I can't help but think.......her record was, it turned out, totally dependent upon an electronic device. It was backed up, but both failed, one almost immediately, the other gradually. In her blog, she talks about how "foolish and irresponsible" to hand steer the boat.

Actually, that is how it was originally done.

It shows, I suppose, how "dumbed down" the whole thing has become. It hardly seems like any of the original elements remain, from communications, to weather forecasts, to navigation.

Somehow, the whole thing saddens me.