“Lonely Planet” Article in the Washington Post

There is an article in the WashPost article today, spurred by the MODIS images of the southern California fires. It is interesting to see these MODIS images used so widely for what I think is the first time. The reporter gives his own take on an overview from the first satellites to Google Earth, and ends by saying that these technologies have allowed us to develop a "sense of the Earth as a whole." Not sure I agree, but an interesting take.