[LINK] Google wants to put you on the map

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Tue Jan 23 12:32:21 AEDT 2007

On 23/01/2007, at 12:01 PM, Richard Chirgwin wrote:

> The anatomy of public relations ...
> "If we dressed up invasion of privacy as a publicity stunt, would  
> people like it?"
> And then, if someone says "hang on, why do I want Google to  
> photograph my backyard from 600m and publish the pics on the  
> Internet", Google has an army of suckers and morons to say stuff  
> like "oh it's only a bit of fun, don't be a spoilsport".
> So I have a few days to think of something *really appropriate* to  
> stick on my roof ... I need a subtle subversion so that it only  
> gets noticed after the map's published ... thinking caps on ...

Lucky that you've actually got a roof, Richard. Some of us should be  
so lucky...

Google for the story of the Coca-Cola poster that was produced for  
Australian distribution some years ago (no, I'm not going to provide  
the link). It was eventually 'discovered' and immediately withdrawn  
(pardon the double-pun). I gather that the designer got into deep  
trouble, too.


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