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Here's what's fun/frustrating about being a digital photography specialist during the infancy of the medium: people know enough to be able to use digital photographs easily... and badly. People know a little bit of the terminology, but they don't understand it. "What size image do you need?" I ask. "300dpi," they respond, which is like saying Los Angeles is 60mph away from San Francisco.
In this case, I'm sure the designer, who is not really a designer, thought, "This looks great on my monitor, therefore it will look just as great blown up massively on the side of a bus." The result, of course, is a symphony of bad compression and jpeg artifacts which, to me, contrasts beautifully with a GOOD digital image (mine, in this case) of the panel surface, divide and reflector. Here's another view of the same photogenic trainwreck: