Back during WWDC, I wrote a post about Flickr and it’s habit of causing real-world collisions, spurred by a post from Buzz Anderson.
So: I use del.icio.us, a wonderful social bookmarking app. Part of the functionality is that I can subscribe to bookmarks from people I trust or on subjects I’m interested in. Today, while riding the subway, I checked my inbox, and the top link was from Buzz:
Cool Cyber Dude on Flickr - Photo Sharing! *This* guy should win a Macworld Best of Show. Bobby and I have seriously been on the floor laughing for about five minutes after seeing this photo... to macworld photo humor virtualreality by ldandersen ... labeled as Online ... on 2006-01-13 07:56:08
Now, I’ve been to my Apple expos before, and I know the type that ends up in shots like these. And so, just reading this, I can only imagine what I’m in for while my Sidekick tries to load the photo. Certainly this would have to contain more than the standard geek t-shirt and possibly even more than the Apple dyed hair and/or tattoo that’s become commonplace over the last few years. This would have to be a truly unique geek to get someone like Buzz on the floor laughing for five minutes.
It loads. I looked. And then I died – not of laughter, but some weird mortified-and-aware-of-the-collision way.
It was, of course, a picture of my boss.
Adding to further the collision: the picture was taken by Mike Merill – who I’ve been bouncing email with because he works for Panic and was involved in getting me my Katamari shirts.
World! Too! Small!