June 15, 2007

Its Finally Happened!

Google maps has finally updated the aerial photos of Oxford, so now I can see where I live. I have felt so low-res for months, but now it is over!

A good demonstrations of needs we don't recognize until they are suddenly met.

Addendum: It took me until later in the afternoon to notice the interesting irony that this post came directly after the surveillance post. But it seems to fit my general idea: surveillance is experienced as great when it is not done as part of a paranoid or neurotic paradigm. The problem starts when the paranoia hides to become accepted and the acceptance sours into paranoia. In a few years, when Google has been crowned the new Evil Empire after Microsoft, we will all worry about Google Maps.

Posted by Anders3 at June 15, 2007 04:33 PM