Technology has changed so much in our world that sometimes it is hard to get your head around it. The fact that Google is driving and walking around the world taking a picture of streets everywhere is something easy to say, but had to comprehend. Everyone now has the chance of having their blurred face saved for posterity – if you are in the right place at the right time.
On my current visit to PADT’s Colorado office someone mentioned that Manoj and Stephen were caught on Google Street View outside our office. I figured they were snapped while running out the front door to leap into a car and speed off to do an impromptu demo or provide face-to-face technical support to a struggling customer. something heroic and super hero like in a technical-guy sort of way.
So I went to Google maps and put in “PADT Colorado” and clicked on street view:
Looks like a nice summer day on main street in historic downtown Littleton. You can see the US, Colorado, and PADT flags on the balcony of our office. I bet if I move down the street I’ll see them racing out the door.
Nope, I don’t see their cars either, maybe they are in the parking lot. Wait, that kind of looks like Manoj on the left side of the street in the blue shirt. Let’s go one more pic down the road.
There they are, Manoj and Steve! Being the engineers that they are, they of course recognized the Google StreetView car and Manoj is waiving at it. Hey, what is that… a football? They weren’t rushing to solve a technical emergency, they were playing catch in the grass on a sunny bright day! No computers, laptop bags, or pocket protectors.
Much cooler thing to get caught doing on street view. Bravo.
The next pictures shows Stephen saying hello to the world as well. Awesome.
They both made PADT proud in their 1500 pixels of fame.