I just came across this, and I’m pretty impressed. Basically instead of using random f’d up words for CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) it feeds up mangled scans of old books, and lets you digitize them one word at a time. Its an ingenious solution to an age old problem.
What do you do when you’re out in the real world looking for a place without enough information?
Do you call 411 on your cell phone and get charged a ridiculous fee from your provider? Do you call a friend who might be sitting at a computer to search the internet for you? Do you have mobile internet on your cell phone?
Our dear and glorious leader, Google, has seen fit to reinvent this wheel, and usually that’s a great thing™.
They’ve made it even better than before. Wicked…
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What a freaking great idea… I wish they had this service before I got stuck with my dogs… j/k.