I was browsing throught flickr the other day to see examples of different slide film and how they rendered colours. Not a particularly good way, I know, but I still find flickr a good and interesting way of getting to know cameras, lenses and films uses and capabilities. Anyway, I saw a guy (certainly a pro) doing absolutely stunning stuff with ektachrome, and the poster claimed some of the shots were taken way back in '79. Of course I believe that, but another question arose, what was the use with larger format slides back then, before any professional scanners were available? Call me thick (quite used to that) but wasn't the first photoscanner launched in '84? I'm thinking of the hasselblad digital imaging thing used for the LA olympics amongst other things. How would you use the slides for e.g. magazines or books back then? When I think about it, how would you use any photomaterial for publishing before the digital era? Black and white for large news paper publishing I can understand, but colour work? Hmm, guess I'm just curious. My first experience with publishing was well into the digital era, when crude quality scanning was available.