Thursday, April 15, 2010

Remote sensing

Venice (Italy) from the International Space Station
Remote sensing is . . .
•    advanced colouring-in.
•    the art of dividing up the world into little multi-coloured squares and then playing computer games with them to release unbelievable potential that’s always just out of reach.
•    the most expensive way to make a picture.
•    seeing what can’t be seen, then convincing someone that you’re right.
•    teledeception.
•    being as far away from your object of study as possible and getting the computer to handle the numbers.
•    astronomy in the wrong direction.
•    and much more ...

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