You’ve probably heard the saying, “Every picture has a story.” And so does every wallpaper. One of the best-known desktop backgrounds is the iconic photo that served as the default background for Windows XP.
Did you know that image has a name? It’s called “Bliss.” Did you also know that it was unedited? You’ll find out a bunch more fascinating facts about the image and the story of how it came to be, in a feature on the fabulous “Atlas Obscura,” site.
People still come to the site of the photograph to take their own photos, which this article features in a slideshow. It’s a fun bit of tech history.