Recommended reading

💻 Seth Godin thinks Tesla may have played the hip-and-cool card one time too many with the launch of their truck — it’s past time for them to start building a trustworthy brand. Read Attention vs. the chasm

Pentax Spotmatic F, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Takumar, Kodak Plus-X, 2017.

💻 For a long time “digital literacy” meant knowing how to use a computer. But that’s changed: it now means being able to tell good information from bad. Penelope Trunk explains. Read The new digital literacy for digital natives

📷 I know I have some Kodak Plus-X haters in the audience. J.R. Smith offers a photographic rebuttal. Read Expired Plus-X

📷 Mark O’Brien has given a gift to the whole film-photography community by writing a guide to using flash with film cameras. I admit freely that I have little idea what I’m doing with the flash units that have come with many of the old cameras I’ve purchased. No longer, thanks to Mark! Read Flash Photography with Film Cameras

📷 Tom found some old negatives among some film gear he bought — which turned out to be of not just a family, but of the construction of a well-known Los Angeles building in the late 1940s. Read Found Film from the 1940s: Prudential!

💻 Then there was the time the drug-sniffing dogs thought a loaf of bread was laced. John Scalzi has the amusing true-to-life story. Read The Case of the Felonious Bread


8 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Dan Cluley says:

    I am always amused when different parts of “my” internet intersect, so finding a Scalzi post here is a nice surprise. Been reading “Whatever” and his books for about a decade now.

  2. That is quite a collection of fine reading.
    I don’t get the anti-Plus-X crowd at all: it’s great film. And remember I’ve shot tons of it when it was new.
    The found photos gave me hope that one day someone might find the thousands I’ve lost and maybe make something of them. Although probably just confusion.
    As for the felonious bread … Funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. Maybe they use Labradors as drug dogs now. :D

  3. Thanks for the mention Jim. I think my attachment to Plus-X is as much sentimental as anything else. It was a forgiving, affordable film that was easy to home process and delivered consistent results.

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