Monday, January 23, 2006

Yahoo! Can't Tell Film from Digital

The guys over at Yahoo! apparently can't tell a film camera from a digital camera – even when the correct description is in the lead of a story they are writing about.

As this screen capture shows, a Yahoo! Buzz Log story about the demise of film camera and the amount of searches for digital subjects on their search engine uses a Konica-Minolta SLR camera to illustrate the story. The problem is, while the caption under the photo says "Film Camera," the camera shown is a Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7D digital camera, not a film camera.

The photo is part of a story from Reuters about Konica-Minolta getting out of the analog camera business. The caption of the photo reads:

A Konica Minolta digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera is displayed in Tokyo September 15, 2004.

Apparently the guys at Yahoo! can't read.

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