I’m going to continue with drawing parallels between Satnavs, the way that technology itself evolves, and how even incremental change can make a difference in your day-to-day life.
Let’s consider the way that Satnavs evolved and compare that to document authoring solutions.
After the Motoring Atlas in the car came the first generation of consumer Satnav devices. The coverage and accuracy of them were OK but didn't stack up against the level of detail you could get with a map. They weren't really great on the graphical interface and certainly no match for the tactile experience you’d get from looking up a destination in a Motoring Atlas.