(Hello and welcome to all the LISNews.org folks!)
This is wicked awesome.
Google Goggles. The idea is — you see a thing. (Happens all the time, you know?) And you want to know more about the thing. So you take a picture of it with your smartphone. And your smartphone finds you the metadata. (Bibliographic info for a book? More information about the guy who just gave you a business card? Sure!)
It’s…it’s like an invisible layer of markup clinging to every proper noun in the world.
Anyone out there tried this? (I don’t have the requisite phone.) Any libraries out there thinking about this for mobile services?
(h/t David Weinberger)