ocr test for Scanr.com
I've been playing with http://www.scanr.com/, a service that will ocr pictures of business cards, texts, and whiteboards that you took with your mobile phone. Above is a bit of random text, below is what Scanr made from it:
about creation, exploring a visceral and shared collective memory we've been brainwashed into believing never existed?
Conspiracy theory, my ass. Schools and teachers, the motor vehicle bureau the IRS, the military, the line at the bank, the television set, the newspapers at the checkout stand, the news on your radio, the billboards along the highway, and now a hundred thousand cold-comfort Web sites. All are tuned to your brain at the deepest level and you have lined up for the coolest, latest-model implant. The carrier wave has been tuned at huge cost to deliver a single mes¬sage: you are not free, you desire nothing but the products we produce, you have no world but the world we give you.
If you're OK with this, then eat it up. There's a bulimic's dream-feast of killer kontent on the way. But if it already makes you want to puke, get angry. Write it, code it, paint it, play it—rattle the cage however you can. Stay hungry. Stay free. And believe it: win, lose, or draw, we're here to stay. Armed only with imagination, we're gonna rip the fucking lid off.
Which I think is pretty good.