Friday, September 02, 2011

Google Goggles and the Brueghel Family

For some, this may be old hat.

For others, earth-shattering.

I don’t remember it ever having worked so well, so quickly.

I was sitting in a friend’s office and saw her stationery of a picture by Pieter Brueghel.

001I said, “hey, I have a Brueghel print in my office. Is this “the elder” or the “younger?”

She didn’t know.

She also didn’t know the name of the painting.

“I’m sure there’s some way to figure it out.”

About 5 seconds later, it dawned on me…”I may be able to help.”

I pulled out my phone and used an application called “Google Goggles.”

It scanned the photo and within 3 seconds, pulled up the Wikipedia entry for ‘Paying the Tax.”

It was VERY cool.

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