By Cory Doctorow at 11:21 am Sat, May 1, 2010
Thank God it didn’t say Corbis.
Too funny. This makes me want to buy some spray paint, if for no other reason than to accredit reality to the service that I have been using for years to describe reality.
reminds me of this graffiti in London, which I promptly complied with: http://www.flickr.com/photos/autarken/2681307688/
it’s kind of like at the end of Exit Through The Gift Shop… you’re not really sure who the joke is on anymore.
Pretty clever, those Getty folks. We all know how hard it is to get rid of a watermark superimposed over a complex pattern. Chain link is a challenge, at least it was until Photoshop CS5 was released yesterday. This is a job for content aware fill!
Why did the Liquor Control Board of Ontario send this image to Boing Boing?
Not to complain too terribly much, but context is nice with my sound and image bites.
True, it took no time at all to wikipedia “getty images”, but while I’m perfectly capable of spending a bit of effort looking something up on my own, so is BB perfectly capable of fascilitating a joke for those not in the know.
I’m perfectly computer and internet literate, yet have never heard of Getty, despite working with images on an amateur scale all the time. Just seems a little too inside-jokey is all.
That watermark is everywhere.
really? I’m in the same boat as you. perfectly computer and internet literate, also work with images on an amateur scale all the time… and getty is a perfectly common, recognizable name. the watermark is nearly ubiquitous.
@7: if you have to figure out the joke on your own, that’s fine. I don’t think it’s worth your time to expect every joke out there to be pre-explained to provide context.
Dang, Teller, you beat me to it! If there were a red armchair in the middle b.g., now THAT would have been inside-jokey.
awesome. photographer should’ve framed the image so the graffiti was in the corner…
I’m perfectly computer and internet literate, yet have never heard of Getty
Proof, I suppose, that internet literacy is not the same as education.
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