It’s amazing the technology progress we have seen. Now I’m not going to talk about some new magic carpet tools, because well frankly we use the same basic tools installers have used for 50 or 60 years. The real big carpet technology shift was when they stopped sowing the seams together with needle and thread! But I digress I’m actually talking about the internet and websites.
I was one of the first carpet repair/re-stretch companies with a website in Calgary and there wasn’t much for images on-line of rippled carpet and the like. So I had to make my own content. There is one image I am quite proud of as it illustrates a really nice repair. Here it is:
You may recognize it from my main front page image. So I decided with this new technology, ie. Google image search, I would see if anyone has decided to borrow (ok steal is the right word) my image. To my amazement it had been used by 18 other websites! I was kind of flattered and kind of mad. My favorite was the Mississauga carpet store that will remain nameless that actually put their logos on my picture for their ads! I did email them and ask them to take down the image and they obliged. They were actually cool about it so I don’t want to make a big deal about it.
I decided, I’m not going to worry about all the other companies borrowing my images. Life is too short to get upset. But I can tell you, I must be doing something right if people are putting their name on my work! I’ll say it again… Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!