about that image you’re seeing everywhere

This blog still isn’t dead yet, but in these troubled times, most of the tiny amount of focus I can bring to bear on writing is going towards maintaining covid.house, my new plague times journal.

When I was looking for images to use on that site, particularly for the favicon and the images used in social media site sharing cards, I did an image search for copyright-free coronavirus pictures, and hit what is probably by now an instantly-recognizable icon.

Until I was reading this Kottke post the other day, I hadn’t thought about that the reason the image is copyright-free is because it was made by the CDC…