A cool idea that we hope to never use: The Stolen Camera Finder.
The concept is pretty simple — every digital photograph has information tagged to it in an exchangable image file, known as “exif data”. This contains some basic information about the photograph: the make and model of the camera, camera settings at the time of the photo, the date and time of the photograph.
Cameras (and photo software) can add other information to it — such as the “artist” and copyright information.
The Stolen Camera Finder takes a photo you upload, reads the EXIF data, and searches the web for photos with the same data — helping you figure out who has your camera.
Of course, we just tried it, and received zero hits, despite pasting our photos accessibly all over the Internet — if the program cannot find our photos on Flickr and Facebook, it’s not terribly well designed.
But a great idea, all the same.
Just after graduating from University, I had a job in central Toronto. Across the street from our office was a little square, and during the summer there would be various events there. One day there was some sort of make-up event there, and for some reason they had also parked a Maserati Spyder in the middle of the square for people to fondle.
It was definitely the most beautiful car I have touched. Later I would learn that the “Spyder” bit just meant that it was a convertible.
So we now assume that Mazda’s spider infestation problem would be some sort of marketing ploy gone horribly awry.
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