Posted by Zary | Posted in Business, Miscellaneous | Posted on 29-03-2011-05-2008
ASSET TECHNOLOGY JUST HAD A DRIVE BY!!!
That’s right – our Phoenix office on Sheridan Street was passed by on multiple occasions this morning by a car that never stopped shooting. Fortunately, no one in the line of fire was hurt, and the driver and her car has been clearly identified.
Now, we know these pictures aren’t the best, but you can clearly make out the suspect vehicle’s camera on top (it’s painted Red), and the unmistakable vehicle wrap that delineates it as a vehicle that means to stick out while cruising neighborhoods.
The suspect is no other than the notorious Google.
You’ve heard of Google’s “Street View”, right? You know, the army of fuel-efficient cars with a long pole and “soccer ball” on top that drive around your city snapping photos of where stuff is? You can read more about the concept and technology here and here, but the bottom line is that we’ve been caught in the crossfire of Google’s assault on lack of visual proof that the Asset Technology office is part of Phoenix’s Coronado District. (They’re making a concerted effort to capture the view of the neighborhood that surrounds our renovated 1930’s church-turned-studio that houses our architecture partners as well as our IT team!)
In an effort to provide proof that the elusive Google cars DO exist, here are other photographs to prove it:
What does this mean to us? Well, for one thing, we know we’re not the only ones being stalked, here. It also means our Tucson office on Broadway Boulevard will also be a prime target since Google mentions it’s in several of our Arizona counties right now with their fleet of photo-taking machines.
If you see one in your neighborhood, be aware, and be fast with the photos!