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Paul Daugherty
Paul Daugherty has been an Enquirer sports columnist since 1994 and has been chronicling Cincinnati sports since 1988. He has covered almost every major sporting event in America, as well as five Summer Olympics. Along the way, he has been named one of the country's top-5 sports columnists four times, and Ohio columnist of the year on seven different occasions. Last year, he was voted 2nd-best sports columnist in the country, by the Associated Press Sports Editors.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Google Earth

Regulars to this space understand I'm techno-challenged. I mean, I didnt get cable until 2 years ago. Until 3 months ago, I was Dial Up Man. I thought life began when I bought my first leaf blower. That was a year ago September.

So maybe you'd heard of Google Earth a little before now.

If not, read on.

Google Earth allows you an overhead view of just about anyplace you can imagine. It's one of the great time-wasters of our age. It's also a good tool for checking out a vacation spot. We're going to Tortola in August. Wanted to see where the villa was, in relation to the beach, roads, town etc. GE'd it, got so close I could see the red tile roof of the house. Amazing.


11 Comments:

at 10:49 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I coach, and was taking my team to NC A&T in Greensboro for a competition last summer. Wanted to make sure where everything was around the stadium(parking, etc) and how the roads were actually configured. I could see the lane paint on GE. You can't put a price on that kind of peace of mind when you travel alot.

 
at 11:23 AM Anonymous Greg said...

Tortola? Is this your first visit? We are going in March for our 5th trip.

 
at 11:43 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also heard about this thingy you can use wherever you want to talk to people right next to you or all the way around the world. I think they called it a cell phone. Sound pretty cool.

 
at 12:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had to uninstall Google Earth from my computer because I was wasting so much time I was having trouble getting my homework done...

 
at 1:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're practically prehistorc, Paul. I hear cell phones and GPS devices are the next big thing...

 
at 1:43 PM Anonymous ol' dad said...

the microsoft version of the 3D maps is a pretty slick too with their "bird's eye view". i think it gets a bit more detailed in some areas as well.

http://maps.live.com/

 
at 1:48 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

GE.... check out maps.live.com and look at the birds eye view feature.... wow

 
at 5:14 PM Blogger Paul Daugherty said...

hey, 1:13... Practically?

 
at 8:22 PM Anonymous Ryan said...

ol' dad, I think its called "Windows Live Local." It really puts Google Maps to shame

 
at 4:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the Jolly Roger in Sopers Hole when you are in Tortola. Awesome food and drink.

 
at 1:52 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

DSL + HDTV in the span of a few months? You early adopter! :-)

Glad we were able to do some creative network engineering to get you out of dial-up land. I can't imagine doing what you do for a living without broadband connectivity.

 
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