At last, here it is: this week’s best blog posts, as judged by me.
A fascinating story of how a fellow’s dad’s 1971 Dodge Dart served in the 1973 Yom Kippur War in Israel. Yohai71 writing for Curbside Classic. Read COAL: 1971 Dodge Dart – Above and Beyond the Original Brief
Ann Althouse considers whether Facebook is truly evil for how it tends to tribe us up. Don’t let the post title trip you up: she thinks there can be value in helping us find people who share our worldview. Read Can we just say it? Facebook is evil. Its entire raison d’etre is the balkanization of communities and nations in pursuit of financial profit.
I wrote recently about how Facebook is like an abusive relationship: good just often enough that you stay. Derek Sivers has had enough of the abuse, namely the abuse of his personal data. So he deleted the app. His argument is nudging me closer to doing the same. Read Why I deleted Facebook
Stephen Dowling shares his insightful thoughts about why the era of cheap color film is probably coming to an end. Yet he urges Kodak and Ferrania to bring out, or bring back, ISO 100 color emulsions. Read After Agfa Vista 200: The Colour Film We Need Now
This week’s camera reviews and experience reports:
- Canon 7 (Terry B.)
- Pentacon/Contax F (John Margetts)
- Nikon Nuvis (Peggy Anne)
- Canon Canonet QL17 G-III (Chris Cushing)
- Ricoh GR-21 (Paul Lovell)
- Argus C33 (Mike Eckman)
- Alpa 10D (James Tocchio)
- Minota Vectis GX-1 (Peggy Anne)
- Olympus iZoom 2000 (Peggy Anne)