Saturday, February 03, 2007

You can help search for Jim Gray

I met Jim last year when he gave a talk at eBay. His sailboat went missing, and a lot of people have collaborated to allow up to date satellite images to be posted on the web for anyone to take a look at and see if they can see anything that might be his boat.

My (ex-Sun DE) friend Geoff Arnold now works at Amazon, he blogged that they have configured a web service called Mechanical Turk to support parcelling out the work of looking at images. If you already have an account, then sign up for the service takes a couple of clicks.

I hunted through images for a while, and found a cargo ship, that's all :-(

Geoff's blog
Werner's blog
Search for Jim

Please take a look yourself and pass the Mechanical Turk search for Jim URL on...

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