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Mobile Photo Blog - Duke family in Brazil...

Posted by mlemos on November 18, 2003 at 8:26 AM PST

Hilarious!!! ;-) After JavaOne 2003, I brought the Duke trophy (Duke’s Choice Award for Massive Scale) to Brazil and I had a very nice surprise when I was returning to my office and saw a strange scene in the corner: a whole family of Dukes waiting to cross the street to visit their cousin. Immediately I got my camera enabled mobile phone and took a shoot. See the picture…

In fact, the picture really looks like a bunch of Duke like ones walking around. But the reality is that it is just a picture a bunch of bean bags from a street marchant in the streets of São Paulo. These kind of informal nomadic marchants are very common in Brazil and they are called “CAMELÔS”.

While I was driving to the office I used a prototype Mobile Photo Blog application written in J2ME and delivered the picture to my fellows at work. I sent the picture to James Gosling and he was also amused with the picture and included it in his weblog.

I’ll be back soon with more really serious stuff when I finish my tasks here… see you!!!

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