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Warts and all…

With thanks to reader PL (and apologies that– for reasons that will be obvious– there’s no way to paste it in here), the extraordinary “gigapan” photo of the Inauguration here.  Zoom in from the rafters, and a view of the crowd as a whole, to a tight shot of any face in the crowd.  As creator David Bergman explains:

I made this Gigapan image from the north press platform during President Obama’s inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 20, 2009. It’s made up of 220 images and the final image size is 59,783 X 24,658 pixels or 1,474 megapixels.

1,474 megapixels… pictures that we civilians take on our digital cameras may be 10 megs, usually more like 5.

Finally, what the America public has been awaiting:  resolution.

As we give it up for the new CiC, we might recall that it was on this date in 1935 that The Parker Co. board game Monopoly was created (it was released on November 5 of that year).  In fact, Monopoly was based on an earlier game, The Landlord Game, created in 1903 by Lizzie Magie, a young Quaker from Virginia who was demonstrating the theories of progressive economist Henry George.  Parker Bros. bought her out for a flat $500, and the promise to release The Landlord Game and two other games she’d contrived.


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February 6, 2009 at 1:01 am

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