Commercial satellite imagery is currently in a sweet spot: powerful enough to see a car, but not enough to tell the make and model; collected frequently enough for a farmer to keep tabs on crops’ health, but not so often that people could track the comings and goings of a neighbor. This anonymity is deliberate. US federal regulations limit images taken by commercial satellites to a resolution of 25 centimeters, or about the length of a man’s shoe. (Military spy satellites can capture images far more granular, although just how much more is classified.)
Posts from the Status Category
Ton Zylstra maakt een belangrijk punt:
If you make a statement about someone or something other than yourself or your personal opinions, you need to back it up with a link to supporting material.
Screenshots van webpagina’s of tweets zijn onvoldoende, want makkelijk te faken.
What a fantastic story:
“Did this unassuming small-town couple steal a $160 million Willem de Kooning painting?”
Interesting observation from Om Malik on how time (measurement) changed our society, and what that means for our future in the Age of the Gig Economy and Wearables.
On Kottke.org, Tim Carmody asks: Did blogs ruin the web? Or did the web ruin blogs?
The Guardian published a beautiful gallery of landscape photographer Michael Kenna’s magical trees
From the lakes of Hokkaido to the forests of Abruzzo, the British photographer has scoured the world’s landscapes to capture their silent guardians.
“A camera can serve as a passport to other lives and cultures but it also paradoxically stands between the photographer and the world. ‘We’re not participating, we’re observing,’ Miller says. ‘We’re trying to be inconspicuous; we’re trying to be “not there,” but there. So it’s a pretty lonely life.’” – Kerry Tremain