Duke's family out for a stroll in Brazil

On Thursday Manoel Lemos was returning to his office and saw this very picturesque scene (click on the picture to see an enlarged version). He used his camera/java enabled mobile phone and took the picture and uploaded it with a MIDP application he's developing for a Mobile Photo Blog. When I saw the picture, I almost fell out of my chair laughing. The similarity is completely accidental. It is a picture of a bunch of "bean bags" being sold in the streets by local mobile merchants. Something very common in Brazil, it is what they call "Camelôs", or informal nomadic merchants.
July 21, 2003