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Monday, February 23, 2009

Flashback Monday: There's Something in the Water

Okay, we've got two options on this "historic" picture. Here goes:

1) Early attempts to bottle Lake Anne and sell it as an aftershave called "Essence of Reston" fell somewhat flat after people discovered small chunks of Heron House sticking to their cheeks.


2) To wow would-be investors with visual proof of Reston's vibrant, high-tech economy, developers created this photo using an rudimentary version of Photoshop, which ran on 14 mainframe computers and took 7 1/2 years to render the inverted image in the beaker, only to find that the PC had been invented in the meantime, the end.

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