To be constantly reminded that yet another film product, another piece of darkroom equipment, another camera manufacturer are going bust because, well, don't you film idiots realize that digital imaging technology has rendered everything you value, and use, and need, obsolete? What's wrong with you? Can't you see the obvious? Can't you read the writing on the wall. Everyone else can.
Well then, today is your lucky day. Because we're here to constantly remind you of those obvious facts. Over and over. Again and again. Until you scream for mercy. And then ask you why you're screaming. What's wrong with you? Why are you so upset? It's because technology has passed you by, isn't it? Well, there are reasons for that, you know. Listen up. Let us tell you about them.
Arrggghhhh!!! Give it a rest. Please!!
It never seems to dawn on these people that if we didn't already know those obvious facts, we wouldn't already be here. We are here precisely because we know those facts. This place itself exists and is here for precisely the same reason.
Truth be told, we probably knew those facts long before you did, since we were the ones witnessing the loss of equipment and materials. The term I use with my wife is a "distressed purchase." It means I have to buy something, usually expensive, right NOW, regardless of whether I can afford it or not. Because if I don't, it's about to go out of production. Forever.
I bought my Saunders easel that way. And my seventeen 8x10 Fidelity film holders. And my 180mm f/2.8 ED Nikkor. And my Kodachrome. And now my Provia 400 120 rolls. I could name a dozen others.
So, we know what is going on, OK? We get it. We are cognizant. We are situationally aware. We are not the dullest knives in the kitchen. We didn't just fall off the turnip truck. So enough already.
You all know who you are. And for all of this you continue to receive more and more of those little Alfred Hitchcock awards. As gentle reminders to please stop. And you're probably not even situationally aware enough to realize why you're getting them...