R. S. Vaughn

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Abstract: The title of this talk implies prognostication by the speaker. Prediction of the future has always held a fascination for man. For those who seek out the soothsayer, there is a need to have their worst fears and their grandest dreams validated. For the practitioner of the art, there are the dual thrills of danger and success. The skills of the successful crystal ballgazer was well-developed to minimize the danger of failure while maximizing valid predictions. Fortunately, the customer is usually pleased if unpleasant forecasts do not become fact, thus such are the safest to predict. In projecting happy events, the fortune-teller is wise to leave some details vague, such as dates and other specifics.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 24, Number 2
Pages: 181 - 184
Cite this article: Vaughn, R. S., "NAVY NAVIGATION TRENDS INTO THE NINETIES", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer 1977, pp. 181-184.
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