A while back NPR’s All Songs Considered linked me to a site called wordle.net, which creates a design based on a random chunk of words you put into it. Similar to the Obamicon phenomenon, you create something and save it on the site for everyone to see.
My only complaint is that I can’t find a way to save it to my computer, because the most appropriate use of such an image is as your desktop background. Bob Boilen found a way, though, so it can’t be that hard.
UPDATE: I was right. You just have to find it on the main part of the page (just browsing through the gallery), then right-click and save as a picture. Wordle, for an Internet phenomenon, gives a pretty half-assed effort at trying to hold the rights to the images you create, but giving you the easiest workaround in the world. Here’s mine:
UPDATE 2: Those MFers did limit the size of the image, now didn’t they?
UPDATE 3: Paxus ex Machina