Normally if you zoom in on a image like this, the words and pictures get more and more blurry and soon you’re looking at nothing more than giant colored pixels. This one, however, is different.
Microsoft’s new Silverlight technology (my son called it “deep zoom”) has made it possible for Scott Hanselman and Scott Stanfield over at Vertigo.com to assemble a single screen image showing the front pages of 672 November 5 newspapers from around the world, and you can zoom in close enough to read and examine every one of them in detail. Check it out (give it a sec to load; there’s a lot of data involved). It’s fascinating. Or maybe I’m just easily impressed by cool things I don’t understand, like a kid being wowed by magicians. Either way, it doesn’t matter. I love technology!