Monday, March 3, 2008

“It's marvellous, marvellous! Nothing will ever be as much fun. I'm going to photograph everything, everything!”Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Let’s say you are walking on the beach and see an unusual shell and you want to identify it. How do you go about it? Do you try to describe the colors or the shape? Do you put into a search engine that sort of information or do you grab a guidebook? The problem is that although a guidebook is useful it does not always have the exact description or picture of what you are holding in your hand. A search engine is inadequate for the simple reason of describing something to Google does not work well. This is where picasnswers helps out. You take a photo of the issue, post it, and then ask the question. A perfect example was of a traveler who came across a sign in a foreign country. It was a pictogram so there was no words or description just a symbol. The answer was from a viewer of the picture just like yourself. Many times the photo will prompt a discussion that is quite interesting. If you have an almost unanswerable question or penchant for looking at other peoples photos than it is time you give this a try.

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