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MDR
09-18-2012, 01:50 AM
Thank you for answering my question.

I am personally against sending Perez the pink paper slip I am more for sending him a pink tutu and letting him dance trough Rochester.
Tar and feathers could also be used as a substitute old technology that still works :)

Dominik

RidingWaves
09-18-2012, 03:47 AM
Anybody have Mr Perez's email so we can tell him what we really think of him?

michaelbsc
09-18-2012, 05:45 AM
Anybody have Mr Perez's email so we can tell him what we really think of him?

Do you think he cares what we think?

MDR
09-18-2012, 06:07 AM
Do you think he cares what we think?

Honestly no, but I also doubt that he ever reads anything but his personal bank statements and the rise of zeros in his accounts. Perez is imho no different than any other CEO of a big stock company (worldwide) only interested in himself and his wellbeing.

Dominik

Yashinoff
09-18-2012, 07:42 AM
Geez, I'm sorry I mentioned it.

Ok, it was in the mid to late 50s. I was a teen, and I was a printer among other things. I saw the negatives, but not the prints. My boss told me that he could not let me see the prints, and he took the prints and negatives. IDK what happened to them, but I never saw them accumulate beyond a few which would represent a weeks worth of prints.

The law said that they could not be returned to the customer. The law said that for privacy purposes, the authorities were not to be informed, and it was later changed to have an exception for child porn.

Now, the problem is that it is difficult to define porn. Is a nude porn? Well, IMHO it is not. But, we could not sent out nude pix. Of course, in that day and age, there was little beyond nude pix and I never heard of child porn.

So, there you have more information. Please don't ask more. I was about 18 at that time. I hardly remember the details.

PE

Up until the 1960s the comstock laws were still in place, which made it illegal to send "obscene" materials through the mail. It was also illegal to send contraceptives, and or sex-ed materials, materials relating to homosexuality, etc.

I would be so proud to say that we're much smarter now than we were in the 1870s, but unfortunately I know a good deal of contemporary Americans would love nothing more than to hurl the united states more than a century backwards legally. :whistling:

In any event, if would have been illegal in the 1950s to return the finished prints or developed negatives by mail. Perhaps it would have been legal for them to be picked up in person, but I don't really know.

Photo Engineer
09-18-2012, 09:39 AM
The bulk of these were picked up, but nonetheless could not be delivered. That I know.

Now, back to Perez! Lets forget this OT stuff.

PE

lxdude
09-18-2012, 06:32 PM
I think Perez in a pink slip would have to violate obscenity law!

zumbido
09-18-2012, 06:54 PM
[QUOTE=Diapositivo;1395151

I have the impression this thing is overlooked, undertalked, but it could just have been an enormous driver in the advent of digital. The fact that you don't have to show your pictures to your shopkeeper (and hence to the entire district) is just huge. It's not just nude or porn, is anything private in nature (like your child's poo to send to your brothers, mentioned in another thread, or children nudity, or whatever else).[/QUOTE]

for proof of this, go to google image search, turn off safe search, and restrict your search (with a generic term like "IMG" or "DSC" or "mobile") to one site, last 24 hours. For example:

mobile site:photobucket.com

And that's just the people who are too dopey to figure out how to keep it to themselves. Sigh.

As for the Xerox thing, that's an apt comparison. Creepy anti-Apple zealots like to accuse Apple of stealing the mouse-driven GUI from Xerox. In fact, what Xerox had was fairly primitive, and they welcomed an offer from Apple to license the tech because the bosses didn't know what to do with it. Lots of interesting research from smart people, a paucity of turning that into successful products to expand beyond their initial area of dominance (we'll be talking about Google the same way in the not-to-distant future).