Google Earth

Just when I think the Web and computers can’t get any cooler, something like Google Earth comes along. WSJ’s Walt Mossberg wonders if it has any practical benefits but admits it’s damned cool.

“The program lets you view satellite and aerial photos of pretty much any spot on the planet. In big metropolitan areas in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe, you can locate, and zoom in on, individual buildings and houses, and see cars and trees. … The program rapidly fetches the images from the Internet and visually “flies” you from place to place around the globe. The process is so fluid it feels like a Hollywood stunt.”

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