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I finally sat down and played with Google Art’s collection of George Eastman House images. The museum is the first photography museum – the world’s oldest – to join the project.

Users can zoom into the digitized images. There are 50 photographs covering the 1840s through the late 20th century. It’s a wonderful trip back in time. Artists, photography buffs and historians alike will enjoy the collection.

Soon, a virtual tour of the museum house and grounds will be available as part of Google’s Street View project.

Links of the Day:

The Syracuse Sky Chiefs baseball team is in financial trouble.

– I blogged recently about the Syracuse basketball program’s abysmal graduation rate. Many people excused the poor showing by saying the players leave early to make millions in the NBA. That’s not true, as this paltry list shows.

– Danny Wegman originally thought getting minority kids to work in the family stores through Hillside Work Scholarship was “nuts.”

РOnce again, music, art and gym suffer for Rochester kids under pressure to perform well on tests. Funding is also an issue.

–¬†Should we be pushing for universal pre-kindergarten?¬†

Rochester was named an unexpected techie city.