Just imagine the scene: news breaks that one of the most influential figures in the history of technology is having an affair with an underling. But instead of choosing one of the many photos Amanda Rosenberg herself uploaded, People magazine apparently seizes the first snap of a woman in Google Glass it can find.
I'm sure a lot of people would love to appear in a celeb magazine, but not incorrectly outed as Google co-founder Sergey Brin's lover. Even that sentence was hard to write! The issue, on newsstands now, uses a cropped version of this scene from paparazzi goldmine Splash News:
But the Splash shot isn't of anyone famous—it's essentially a stock photo of a bicycling woman sporting a face computer. Here's how Splash describes the photo in its database:
Headline: Google Glasses spotted on the streets of New York City
Date of Picture: 06/29/2013
See the set: SPL570337
Usage: World Rights
aption: *NO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS OR NEW YORK POST*
EXCLUSIVE / NO NYC PAPERS SALES
A lady seen wearing the soon to be released google glasses whilst riding on her citibike in Ne
w York City, USA.
Pictured: Google Glasses
Ref: SPL570337 290613
Picture by: Dave Spencer / Splash News
Although it's true Amanda Rosenberg is "a lady" often seen wearing Google Glass, and has perhaps used a bicycle before, that's where the similarities end. Splash confirmed to me that they don't have any photos of Rosenberg on file, and a tipster tells me People will be issuing an embarrassing correction—just hope it reaches the horrified eyeballs of anyone who knows our poor mistaken cyclist.