Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Wherein The Professor Is Duly Impressed

As of late my site meter has been returning many "photo searches", some are for specific tags, some make no sense whatever, some are very odd, but more and more are very specific; ie,:

The picture this search found was this:

Suðurgata at night

You may recognize it from my recent trip to Iceland- it is also the model for my "Painting in Progress" (perhaps I should change that title to "Painting in Limbo"!) What is a bit scary is that none of the tag words I used with the picture are in the search. All of the search words form, more or less accurately, a description of the scene. Google, in its omnipotence, has apparently somehow learned to "read" pictures. It may have interpreted the "No Parking" sign (a pictograph) as a street light, but otherwise was completely accurate. The original post had mention of "street light" and "street" and "dark", but no mention of buildings, front, walking, sidewalk, or, in the most mysterious aspect of this whole business: "woman".

By Professor Batty


Blogger Comica said...

One of these days, someone is going to found a religion based on Google.

I think initially there may have been a woman standing there, but she disappeared prior to your taking of the picture. I wonder where she is now?

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