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    Re: Bizarre gender photoshopping for celnav software ad
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2014 Mar 4, 12:52 -0800

    Yes, that is odd, but ya know... Internet and all that. Bizarre is the new normal. :)

    I have a vague memory (dating back a decade?!) that the original image, with the young woman, was from a USCG web site, and it looks like she has anchors in the buttonholes on her collar. Does that match some Coast Guard dress standard?

    Using Google Image search demonstrates rather convincingly that the versions modified with a beard are only connected with this particular Android app and a couple of clones of it. Maybe the creator of the software (the one Stan has communicated with) wanted some quick artwork for his marketing images and felt it should look more like him, so he just drew a really simple beard on it. A little black here... a little black there... and Congratulations! It's a boy!! The developer may also have been induced to do this for semi-legal reasons. For example, the Google app store may have a policy that artwork for apps has to be original (by their own image search standards).

    -FER


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