I can't let these curmudgeonly ramblings go untested
Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick
By this logic post office derived pen pals are real and natural because the paper exchanged between them is tangible, but Facebook friends are not real or natural because they exist in an electron cloud and not manifest on a physical medium derived from the periodic table and run through a pulp mill and paper press.
I think people can distinguish and see these sorts of one stop thermodynamic differences as not facts, but opinions. The photographic spectrum now adds Flickr and Facebook photographic exchanges to the self-labelled "traditional" mix.
And if I take a digital photo and EyeFi it to my Mac which then automatically prints a 4x6, how is this any different than a Polaroid?