January and February are the coldest months in Indiana, and on this Saturday we’re about three quarters through. Snuggle in and enjoy this week’s best blog posts.
💻 Paris streets have seen several protests recently against the Macron government. Photographer Clement Marion has been making stunning photographs of them on black-and-white film. Stephen Dowling interviews Marion and shares several of his photographs. Read One photographer’s atmospheric images of the Paris protests, captured on film
💻 I remember when the Internet was young. It was a place where ideas flowed freely, and all at no cost to you beyond whatever your ISP charged for the bandwidth. Fred Wilson remembers it, too, and has some pointed things to say about the state of the paid Internet today. Read The Free And Open Internet
📷 Semi-pro auto-everything 35mm SLR bodies are available today used at bargain prices. Now is the time to buy them. Many of them, like Nikon’s F100, are truly outstanding cameras. Jeb Inge, writing for Casual Photophile, reviews that particular camera. Read Nikon F100 Review – The Ultimate 35mm Film SLR Value
📷 Alex Luyckx writes a terrific review of the Kiev 19, a Soviet 35mm SLR. He says such nice things about it that I’m interested in trying one. That’s saying something, as I’ve deliberately stayed away from ex-Commie gear. Read Camera Review Blog No. 102 – КИЕВ-19
💻 Fellow roadgeek Richard M. Simpson, III, has started a blog to make permanent the great research he’s done on the Indiana Transportation History group on Facebook. One of his first blog posts is a short history of the U.S. highway system — and how the states actually pay for them. Read US Highways: They are actually State Roads
📰 You might not fully realize how deeply Amazon, Google, and Facebook are rooted in our lives — until you try boycotting one or more of them entirely. If you want to live an Amazon-free life, you might be surprised just how much of the Internet will be unavailable to you. This story on NPR explains. Read Why We Can’t Break Up With Big Tech