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    If it ain't broke, why fix it? New isn't always better. I'm work in IT at a university and I've seen many faculty break their computer by upgrading their OS without consulting an expert. One upgraded from Mac OS Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. All her apps that required Rossetta broke. Oops. Guess what? Slide lectures don't crash. PowerPoint presentations do.
    “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
    We are monkeys with money and guns.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    Slide lectures don't crash. PowerPoint presentations do.
    Now I'm remembering a specific maths lecturer from Uni, he'd write everything all over 3 huge chalkboards, when he got to the end (about 3-4 times in a lecture), he'd rub the whole lot out with the sleeve of his jumper and write over the top. He'd also have an overhead-projector with only a few transparent pages, he'd write on them with white-board marker and rub them out and re-use them too. Problem was, all the chalk-dust from his sleeves would fall all over the transarencies as he wrote. He couldn't see the specks looking at the transparency itself, but they combined with the rub-out smudges to form a black haze over the projected screen which we could barely read.
    A few years later my Uni implemented a "lecture slides me be placed online after each lecture, preferably before" policy, in conjunction with making a Podcast of each (mainly it was intended to help the disabled who couldn't attend or take notes fast enough, but it mostly benefited the lazy like me).
    I wondered what would happen to that lecturer being forced to use PowerPoint. Something tells me he'd find a way to smudge that and make it all unintelligible too...
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    Slide lectures don't crash. PowerPoint presentations do.
    It's quite a bit more theatrical when someone trips while delivering a tray to the projector!

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    "Considering that digital images appear instantly, you can edit and share them online or print them an infinite number of times without losing quality, there’s little reason to use an old-fashioned film camera."

    Seriously don't listen to these idiots. They know nothing but that which their corporate masters and vapid friends tell them to buy. I cannot even begin where to start on these tech-people who just follow all things new and digital. But I can tell you this: they're usually boring and cerebral as f*ck!
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    An article ridiculing things "obsolete" where the author then uses the term "getting jiggy".

    Oh, the irony
    Those who know, shoot film

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    All y'all need thicker skin.

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    I thought thicker skin was obsolete?
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    It is obsolete. The thin skin people hire lawyers.
    “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
    We are monkeys with money and guns.”

    ― Tom Waits

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    XYZ, obsolete?!
    NEVER there are still 10 people doing it ..
    and they have to source the chemicals
    from auto parts stores, fertilizer distributers
    battery manufacturers
    and scour landfills

    LOL

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    Don't get me started.. Film cameras are still working after many years of use. Try that with a digital camera. "Convienance over quality" thats our society mission statement. To create fake un-realitic photos.

    ToddB

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