Friday, July 22, 2005Very Cool
There are times when I wish I didn't like Google as much as I do. They're so close to becoming an evil empire in their own right, but damn it to hell, they just keep getting everything right: I went from Gmail skeptic to whole-hearted convert; that little search box does so many amazing, useful things that I can no longer live without it; Google News makes scanning an entire planet's worth of headlines effortless (and means I can startle far-flung friends with familiarity about local stories); the image search alone has made my online life better.
My most recent Google-epiphany was finding a satellite image of my house on their new mapping tool; and now -- damn those bastards -- I can look at the moon, too.
The closest zoom is a stroke of silly genius. |