Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spot the stupid

There are places on the internet where people have trawled through Google's scanned books and collated the traces of the people who scanned the books. Sometimes, a single purple digit, or a shadowy hand, a curled page or a strange reflection.
Today was the first time  I found a super clanger example. Someone, somewhere was scanning a book and I think they may have been drunk or hungover. Just look at the state of this - they weren't even trying.
I've added some useful sarcastic text to help you spot the gaffs

Play at home or with friends "spot the stupid"

It even happened, less frequently, on text pages

Partial focus on the tip of a digit

Even the fingers look like there is something wrong with them

Angles are just a concept. Sideways is best.

I really do recommend a glance through "The Art of Google" to see some much more spectacular examples: http://theartofgooglebooks.tumblr.com/

You can also scroll through the example I found, learn about Cistercian Architecture, and play "spot the hand": https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hOaaZ8lQ-wAC&lpg=PA11&ots=-Zlk0HoEYw&dq=cistercian%20church&lr&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

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