Saturday, August 20, 2005

Flickr Toys

This magazine cover maker (which I used to make this image out of one of my photos from High Wycombe) is one of a collection of Flickr Toys. There are many others listed on the Great Flickr Tools Collection. Remember when, way back in the last decade of the 20th century, when columnists and other opinion shapers were talking about how the Web was going to kill Microsoft? The idea was that new applications would be built on the Internet, making the operating system (and programs like Word, Excel and Outlook) irrelevant. Sites like Flickr, Amazon, eBay and Google (with its Maps stuff) are making it happen, finally.

I bet few were thinking of these kinds of applications back then. But from such small things...

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