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    "Obsolete" — excuse me?

    http://news.yahoo.com/12-obsolete-te...212632669.html

    35 million rolls per year, and that's only in the U.S.!

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    Just one of the Agfa coating machines could spit out 850million type 135 cassettes a year.

    So, see that remark from that perspective.


    Edit:
    Maybe even this is not the apt perspective, but the comparison with modern outpout as done in post #8.
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    I love how the only reasons they can find for using film are "lomo" cameras and nostalgia. I guess the author has never seen a 8x10 contact print.
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    Ain't it funny how they mention that!

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    Idiots. Polaroids don't use roll film. In fact they use mostly nothing.
    In life you only get one great dog, one great car, and one great woman. Pet the dog. Drive the car. Make love to the woman. Don't mix them up.

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    Hmm this was on Yahoo news. Seems I heard yahoo recently announced that photographers are obsolete because now everyone is a professional photographer [ with their phones, I guess ].

    I'm glad to be obsolete....

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    Don't worry.... the next generation, the kids of all these geeks, will rebel against their parents and make fun of their ole fuddy-duddy constant obsession with cute electronics gadgetry. Nothing goes obsolete faster... it's designed to. Rapid obsolescence is what keep the consumer
    electronics industry in business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NedL View Post
    Hmm this was on Yahoo news. Seems I heard yahoo recently announced that photographers are obsolete because now everyone is a professional photographer [ with their phones, I guess ].

    I'm glad to be obsolete....
    Well if it was on Yahoo news, that's all I need to know. The National Enquirer of internet news.

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    And in the same vein, a story here about how much the Japanese still love their fax machines (and from the bbc, not yahoo).

    Interesting that in the section on pagers, the author writes about the 'advantages' of pagers compared to mobile phones, ie networks going down in an emergency. Had the author had any insight into film (or done a bit of research by asking people like us), s/he would have probably uncovered a lot of advantages that film has over digital (like <$1k worth of MF gear can produce prints better than $10k worth of digital FF, and I'm not even comparing LF yet).
    Sure, digital has a lot of advantages over film which the author touches on (like the convenience of instant-gratification of your friends 'liking' whatever you're looking at because otherwise you wouldn't know if you should be enjoying yourself or not, I think this is the video i'm thinking of), but that kind of thinking is probably in the very tiny minority on this particular forum...
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    they include land line phones as "obsolete," but then note that more than 60 percent of homes have one.

    Uh -- 60 percent of something is a MAJORITY and, thus, not obsolete.

    I love these idiot stories that have an ax to grind. If the reporter doesn't have something any more, it must be obsolete.

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