WHERE'S WALDO? HIDING OUT ON THE WEB
WITH THE VAST AMOUNT OF data on the Internet, finding just the right piece of information often seems like a frustrating game of ''Where's Waldo?'' At least that's what Inmedia Inc., a Web design firm in Dallas, thought. So why not bring Waldo to the Web?
The company licensed the successful hide-and-seek kids book character from artist Martin Handford and Where's Waldo? Inc., to create the official Where's Waldo? Web site, www.findwaldo.com. The site features the busy ''find Waldo'' landscapes, samples of Handford's art for downloading, Waldo chat rooms, trivia, and online games.
In celebration of Waldo's 10th anniversary the Web site is also holding an online contest that invites participants to help Waldo find five secret scrolls hidden on sponsors' Web sites. Successful seekers can register for daily drawings, winning various prizes from sponsors including Applebee's Restaurants, Campbell Soup, Fox Home Entertainment, and Quaker Oats.
EDITED BY PAUL M. ENG
Updated Aug. 21, 1997 by bwwebmaster
Copyright 1997, Bloomberg L.P.