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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    US exceptionalism?
    If it weren't for American innovation, the world would still be walking and using outhouses. We use the measurement of the King's foot here, and the rest of the world can adopt OUR system or continued being fouled-up. Forty four year later and I believe all the flags on the moon are American. A lot of crashed un-manned hardware up there from other places.
    Last edited by Tom1956; 07-11-2013 at 06:18 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I must admit that when printing I like to print whole plate size at 8.5" X 6.5".

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    ... 8x20 ( pano double 8x10 )16x20 ( quad 8x10 )


    " 3x7/8 x 5 7/16 looks like a good format, lets make it and see if it sells ... "
    Then how come other pano is 10x20 or 10x30?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    Metric Schmetric. Phooey.
    Ummm.... What.... He said (down arrow)


    Quote Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    I prefer my measurements to arbitrary and difficult to remember. YMMV
    ^^^^yea^^^^ US sizes are just reductions, but that's another thread about base systems, base 10 is just WAY easier for "problem solver" minds where "memorizer minds" thing US is easy because its wrote to them...

    I am NOT a memorizer ...


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    Sometimes the size of things has an odd reason. The IBM punch card owes its size to the size of the US dollar bill at the time. The card actually predates the computer in this respect having been designed for a mechanical counting machine designed for the 1890 US census. Holders already existed for dollar bills so it was an easy size choice. So I doubt that the choice of 8x10 was a capricious one. The 4x5 format follows logically from the 8x10 format. It may be as simple as 8x10 being the size for glass panes.
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    If it weren't for American innovation, the world would still be walking and using outhouses.
    We didn't invent the bicycle or the toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    If it weren't for American innovation, the world would still be walking and using outhouses. We use the measurement of the King's foot here, and the rest of the world can adopt OUR system or continued being fouled-up. Forty four year later and I believe all the flags on the moon are American. A lot of crashed un-manned hardware up there from other places.
    You tell em Tom.... The metric system is just down right Un-American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    If it weren't for American innovation, the world would still be walking and using outhouses.
    I'm as proud of American innovation as anyone. But Karl Benz invented the automobile. Modern flush toilets originated in England and their use became widespread there before it did in the US.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    How do you walk an outhouse?
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    How do you walk an outhouse?
    Verrry carefully.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmquinn View Post
    You tell em Tom.... The metric system is just down right Un-American.
    Yeah, it originated in France.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.



 

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