I will be the first to admit that the first time I paid any attention to Galileo, the European satellite navigation system, was when it actually went offline in July 2019. It didn’t get much media attention. However, I got an alert from friends who worry about our increasing reliance on GPS for everything from food delivery to autonomous navigation.
I wanted to learn more, but life and work got in the way. Also, I was too lazy to go beyond the news stories. This week, however, I randomly came across an in-depth primer on Galileo by Bert Hubert, a Dutch software developer, and entrepreneur. He looks at Galileo from more angles than you can imagine and I was left well informed and educated. Please find some time to read it.