I am not in the habit of cutting and pasting items from forum posts into this little blog, but the flurry of opinion and argumentation makes it almost impossible to make a point that rises above the din. So I'll record my thoughts here in slightly expanded form.
At issue is the demise of Eastman Kodak, that 120 year old American company founded by George Eastman himself in 1892. Kodak brought us so many wonderful "Kodak moments" that it's hard to imagine
Updated 01-10-2012 at 10:05 AM by keithwms
Time is an inference
Pressing on to our ends:
Morbid clicks and beeps
upon each increment-
faster in the traffic.
Even in this cold blur
of numb inconsequence,
We saw each other-
Through the lens; then
with a shutter's wink,
the counting ceased:
And you have become
my enduring treasure.
Updated 01-08-2012 at 10:35 AM by keithwms
when i bought my speed graphic it came with he camera. there was a 127 tominon on it
and the lens and shutter performed perfectly. over the years the shutter began to stick
and at one point the end of my shutter release got jammed inside the mechanism.
i am no shutter repair person, but i am foolish sometimes.
i have been known to take things apart not having any idea how to put them back together.
travel clocks ended up a pike of springs and gears, roller blind
Count me among those who've just about had it with all the recent Steve Jobs adulation.
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