September 17, 2005
Best new internet toy in years
I wasn't planning to post about Google Earth, since I think everyone else on the planet already has. But I keep getting messages about it. CodeWritinFool first told me about it awhile back when he sent some images of my house.
Then my son sent a message saying, "I don't know if you've seen this already but this is blog material. Get Google Earth."
And finally, I got this message from Wayne. I don't believe I've ever seen Wayne so excited. (For that matter, I didn't think Wayne could get this excited.)
Hi everyone. Let’s just say it takes a lot to impress me. I have seen it all on computers and there isn’t much I haven’t seen but last week I came upon the first internet tool in a long time that just knocked my socks off!
I can’t use it on my Mac yet but so far only PC’s and you need a fairly good one, I’m guessing not older than two years.
You will also need to download an exe file but this is from Google and they have a good reputation for not sticking spyware and other such crap on your computer. The program also can be upgraded for $20 and $200 bucks but I can’t see how it can get any better than it is just using the FREE version.
It’s like mapquest, etc. except the interface and the 3-D and the FLYING... yes flying from your house (yes actual photos of your house!) to someone else's house is amazing. Play with the controls.
Check out: http://earth.google.com/
Posted by joke du jour at September 17, 2005 11:02 AM