reCAPTCHA is awesome and I'm shocked I haven't heard about it before. This is an absolutely brilliant example of distributing a little bit of work to many people in a socially productive way. Whomever is behind this is a genius and deserves a firm handshake.
In a nutshell, reCAPTCHA provides a free (!) captcha service to third party websites where the captcha pictures are scanned text from books. This turns every captcha lookup into a human driven OCR process. Absolutely awesome.
paralipsis: suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
Friday, September 5, 2008
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Wow, as Tom McMahon put it, "my heart attack just had another heart attack".
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Joe Davis has an excellent exercise in exploration and expansion of concepts. You must check out Telescopic Text.
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