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February 3, 2011

Google Sightseeing* โ€” "Why bother seeing the world for real?"


Won't be all that long till the question up top in the headline is inoperable.

If you can't tell what's real from what's not, then everything is real.

Or not, as the case may be.

But I kant be bothered with digressions like this when you just want the link so you can abandon all moorings.

Wrote Rob Walker in his "Consumed" column in the December 30, 2010 New York Times Magazine, "Google Sightseeing... presents Google-image-illustrated travelogues of, say, the restoration of a Dresden church or murals in the Mission District of San Francisco; roundups of satellite images of notable craters; or collections of funny signs, aberrant behavior and 'weirdness.'"

Here you go.

Free, the way we like it.

Fair warning: there goes the day (yet again).

*"Not sponsored by or affiliated with Google."

[The Times is getting excellent value from Rob Walker so I suggest a 50% increase in his remuneration, retroactive to the first of this year. No, I am not his agent. I have never met Rob Walker. I have never seen Rob Walker and I wouldn't know him from Troy Polamalu if I saw them both walking down the street. I have never spoken to Rob Walker. I have corresponded with him via email for years. And that's all I have to say about that. {joe, ever hear that Jamaican saying, "Enough is as good as a feast?" nuf sed.}]

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You did digress into some of Immanuel Kant's thoughts here, perhaps. Or not, if it's just a mis-spelling. Care to enlighten us on which?

Posted by: Matt Penning | Feb 3, 2011 8:31:57 PM

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