It’s always interesting to see a person talk whom I have interviewed via e-mail before (I’ll post my interview with Jon in my interviews archive soon). It’s also fascinating to see all those notebooks of his – clearly he’s someone who is totally absorbed with cataloguing and arranging information, combined with a deep-felt philosophy about the interconnectedness of us all.
Two posts in one, what a bargain.
Karl sent me a link to Craig’s Flip Flop Flying blog because of his post about Google Maps anomalies. Basically as Google stitches together maps the aerial perspective gets mashed up. So you end up with these weird M.C. Escher maps. What’s amazing is how seamless they are. I wonder if any of these tile overlaps are done by hand or whether it’s all automated?
And as if that wasn’t enough Google Maps goodness for you, Yacco posted about Twitter Vision, a Google Maps mash-up showing the location of people’s Twitters in real-time. It’s inane (as Twittering is) but fascinating too to see the interweb working in real time – I’m always amazed to see how much activity is going on with these things.