This afternoon, I took some real time off the work and checked out what is easily the coolest piece of software yet – Google Earth. It delivers cutting-edge technology to satiate the curiosity of the schoolboy (or -girl) in us.
That most Indian cities (I checked Chennai and Mumbai) are yet to be mapped came as a disappointment. But that was overcompensated by such visual treats of London, Paris and New York City!
I personally recommend that you query for San Francisco, and Bay Area. The view of the Golden Gate Bridge from as many angles as possible simply reduced me to tears! Some of my project members who were at onsite took us to their former residences.
Going around Yahoo! 360°
It would be unfair to compare apples with oranges. But to compare a rotten apple with an orange of the highest quality isn’t wrong. That is what one can say about Google Earth (the orange) and Yahoo! 360° (the apple). Just like its competitor MSN Spaces, Yahoo! 360° is such a let down.
One wonders what exactly did those behind 360° were instructed to do. They have tried some kind of fusion between a web page, a group, a photo album and … did I forget something … yeah, a blog! Even die-hard fans of Yahoo! would agree that 360° is just “yet another” failed attempt.
As with Spaces, Yahoo! tries to keep the template and the code proprietory. Surely any serious blogger would be opposed to that as it restricts his / her elbow space. Why would anyone prefer something like that to Blogger or some such killer tool. As I told a friend the other night, “Beggars can’t be choosers. But why would anyone choose to be a beggar?”
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