July 04, 2005
AP photo wire available at ESPN
One of the best perks of working for CNN.com was access to our AP Photo wire server. I think it was the last OS/2 box I ever touched, and even in 1999, it provided most of its photos at 6 megapixels plus. Some of my favorite desktop images to this day came off that box.
You can get a taste of that with the Cycling Photo Wire at ESPN.com. The images are auto-posted as they move on the wire, so the turnaround time is much faster than the photo galleries at other sites.
The shot above was taken during today's stage, and posted about 30 minutes after it was taken.
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Last OS/2 box? What and why is that special?
Posted by: radfahrer at Jul 4, 2005 8:06:09 PM
Radfahrer: OS/2 was IBM's next-generation operating system for Intel boxes. It was used in a lot of 7 x 24 equipment for a while, but Windows eventually crushed it.
Associated Press used to lease its partners an OS/2 box with a dedicated data feed to receive essentially the same feed ESPN uses to generate this stuff.
Posted by: Frank at Jul 4, 2005 11:59:54 PM