I was driving around this weekend and caught the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) technology radio program, Spark. This was the first time I ever listened to it, and I was pleased. The stories this week had a very human touch. For example:
- Cultural differences in how people view privacy (using Google Maps with Street View in Germany as an example).
- A neat story about how people use Google Map’s Street View to remember the homes they grew up in as children (with an amazingly touching story of how one woman saw her recently deceased mother on a Streetview image).
- The impact of the Internet on the Nunavut territories in the arctic north.
What is cool about the CBC website (and other radio websites) is that they provide each story separately so you can zero in on exactly what you want. If you want a nice 5 minute listen, go to episode 123, scroll down to the “Google Street View & Our Pasts,” and listen to the story.