(source: rguerra on Flickr, posted on 13 Aug 2005)
Was curious to see what kind of footprint Industry Canada has on Flickr, so I went searching… and this is the best (of three in total!) Creative Commons shots that I could come up with. There are some other pix with more traditional copyrights attached to them (like this one of the building where I work), but nothing else that I can repost.
Actually, this photo is a puzzle – why would anyone find this interesting enough to first take a picture of and then go through the trouble of actually posting? As an example of typical government approach to displays? As a cautionary tale of how not to overburden your display with too much text? Then again, maybe this tells a story that doesn’t come through in 500 X 375 pixels…
Anyhow, the lack of an Industry Canada presence on Flickr makes me wonder if there’s any value in setting up a Flickr account where all the photos posted to the front page of the www.ic.gc.ca Web site also get posted, perhaps with pithy commentary. Might help to humanize what we do.
Aside: the photographer’s comment for this photo was the funniest search result that I got.