Recommended reading

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As April gets ready to pack its wagon and roll out, here are some blog posts I enjoyed from this last full week of the month.

Photographers, is your avatar a selfie of you behind one of your cameras? Mine is. Dave Beckerman thinks its a mask we hide behind. Read Masks

Bar-B-Q Heaven
Kodak EasyShare Z730 Zoom, 2008

After you read Susie Trexler‘s post about a roadside rest stop she found in Utah, you’ll forevermore consider the architecture of rest stops you use. Read The Architecture of Rural Rest Stops

Photo-sharing site Flickr was acquired by rival SmugMug this week. Mike Connealy expresses the worries we all have. My take: at least it wasn’t bought by private equity. Read Flickr –> SmugMug

Heide tells the story of Charles-Axel Guillaumot and how he kept Paris from collapsing — literally. With lots of stunning photographs. Read The day Paris almost collapsed

This week, Ford announced that it is canceling all of its sedans in North America. Going forward, it will sell only trucks, SUVs, and the Mustang. Let that sink in for a minute. And then read Paul Niedermeyer‘s argument that SUVs have about the same exterior dimensions as cars did before about 1957. They are merely returning to form. Read Is This the Sedan of the Future? Back to the Future

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7 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. jon campo Avatar
    jon campo

    Great selections and post today Jim. Sad news about Ford, I have been been brand loyal to them for many years and although my current Focus has given me a lot of problems, when it runs it is a great car. The Taurus and Mustang I had previously were very reliable. I am not a truck person.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      My dad was a Ford man through and through. To think that he couldn’t buy another Focus would be quite a conundrum for him!

  2. Heide Avatar

    Another great treat for your Roadies, Jim — and what an honor to be among this week’s selections. Thank you! I’m shocked and a bit sad about the news from Ford, though. I suppose they’re just responding to consumer demand and economic pressure, but it’s a pity to abandon and entire segment of the market. I hope they’ll be able to compete aggressively enough in the truck and SUV market to make up for the lost revenue.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Always happy to include you in my weekly roundup! And here’s a great article that explains why Ford is smart to make this move:

      1. Heide Avatar

        Thanks for that article, Jim — what a fantastic explanation! It’s reassuring also to see that they don’t expect layoffs as a result of this decision. So never mind; my fears are allayed.

  3. SilverFox Avatar

    Thanks for sharing my post on 35mmc; by the real me… or is it?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar


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