beamjockey (beamjockey) wrote,


Remember my animation of J. R. Eyerman's classic Life photo of an audience watching a 3-D movie?

A relatively new feature in Picasa, Google's photo-hosting service, identifies human faces in photos, and urges the user to name the faces' owners, so that it might recognize people in further photos.

Today I saw what Picasa had done to Eyerman's photo:

This can be read as epitomizing the relentless hunger of Google and other online services for more information about us and our fellow humans.

"Click to name! Who are they? WHO ARE THEY??? TELL ME!"

Sorry, Google, I don't know the names of any of these people.
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