Astronomer Royal Cock-Up on Flikr

Introduction

Some time ago I tried out Flickr, ultimately deciding to host my own pictures on-site.  I don’t the idea of someone having MY picture resource at THEIR beck and call…

Freeman Dyson and Martin Rees
Freeman Dyson and Martin Rees

Whatever.  FlickrHQ sent me an email today (from “The Flickreenos” by gad!) introducing me to something they call,

People in Photos.

As they say,

People in Photos is a new feature that shows who is in a photo, helps you find photos of other members, and lets you manage which photos you’re in. How exciting!

How exciting indeed.  A bit like photo tagging in Facebook…..

Surely Shome Misstake?

Strangely Perfect 2009
Me!

Anyway, check out the photo (above), and you’ll see that the ‘Martin Rees’ referred to in the photo is sat next to one of my heroes, Freeman Dyson, and is none other than the former Cambridge Physics professor and now Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees.

Not me.

Conclusion

So you see, my lack of faith in Flickr is totally justified!

Original Flickr link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zippy/1023925406/

By Strangely

Founding member of the band Crawling Chaos from the North-East of England