Thursday, July 14, 2005
Bill Gates is afraid of Google. They are expanding in many directions very rapidly, and they have many innovative ideas that they are bringing to the internet. One of these is Google Earth . This is one of the most amazing pieces of software I have ever seen. You download the basic program for free. Run it and a vision of planet earth from space fills your view. You man now proceed to manipulate this globe to view any part of it, and zoom in to the highest resolution satellite images available for that area. Now think about that. In moments your eye can be anywhere in the world. You can pick out your house, your work, World Landmarks, towns you've seen. Anything, anywhere. This is an amazing piece of work. Just a bit of refinement, and every atlas ever printed is obsolete. Yup, it's that good.