Recommended reading

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Only 23 shopping days left ’til Christmas! But don’t go shopping. Instead, read these blog posts from around the ‘Net this week.

A story of a photograph, which started with crossing over into the US from Canada and losing a credit card in Ann Arbor. Katie Sadie, writing for Physical Grain, tells the tale. Read Cinema 8

Niall O’Donnell considers directionality in the English language, and how “before” originally referred to position, not time. Read Is this a Dagger which I see before me?

It’s been a minor theme of Aaron Renn‘s blog lately: consolidation of American industries is holding America back. It was also a theme of an economic conference he attended recently, and summarized on his blog. Read Restoring American Economic Dynamism

In a rare second appearance on this week’s list, Aaron Renn argues that it’s not the Internet service providers we should be worrying about in the net neutrality debate — indeed, they have some valid reasons to want to charge large users (i.e., Facebook, porn sites) more. What we should worry about, Renn argues, are the large users themselves. Read Yes, Net Neutrality Should Be Repealed

Mark O’Brien writes about the history and current state of color slide film, and shows why it’s still good stuff to shoot. Read I sure do love chromes, and you should, too!

This week’s camera reviews and experience reports:


8 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. lasousa2015 Avatar

    Hi Jim, enjoy your blog. I see you are a dedicated follower of JR Smith as I am. Take a look at the work of my dear friend Nils Karlson here: I have one of his prints hanging in my office, given to me as a gift. I’ll give this link to JR also….L.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you for the link! I’ll go explore.

    2. ehpem Avatar

      Lou – thanks for mentioning that link – Karlson’s photos are really worth looking at.

  2. ehpem Avatar

    Jim, thanks for the mention! The second roll, HP5, is nearly done in the Minox. The camera is growing on me each time I use it, though it continues to be a bit fiddly. I have found the drawbridge also acts as a good rain shield for the lens, which around here is a plus.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Awesome! I’ve never shot 16mm so I’ll be happy to enjoy reading about your experience as it grows.

      1. ehpem Avatar

        Hi Jim – I haven’t shot 16mm either which is what Minox are probably most famous for. This camera takes 35mm. I suspect 16mm would be too fiddly for my tastes, though I do like half-frame 35mm …

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          D’oh! How did I get my wires crossed on that one? Look forward to the results regardless of the film format.

          1. ehpem Avatar

            To me “Minox” equates to “miniature camera” so I could easily have crossed those same wires.

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