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Recommended reading

💻 I wish I knew about networking 30 years ago when I began my career. I might have gone farther. But I know about it now, and it does help with finding and creating opportunities. This post by Karl Hughes is about the tech industry; does it ring true for the industry you’re in? Read Your network increases optionality

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Apple iPhone 6s, 2018

💻 I’ve never been a giant fan of personal goals. They lock me in on an outcome, and I tend not to see interesting side trips or even better opportunities. Instead, I tend to set direction for my life, but hold on loosely to let a good wind blow me where it will. Lawrence Yeo explores this topic. Read Fluid Thought: The Art of Exploring Without Expecting

📷 Dan Cuny finds the craziest old cameras. This time it’s the Folmer & Schwing No. 0 Graphic Camera, which takes 121 film. That makes it a doorstop, but an interesting doorstop. Read No. 0 Graphic Camera

📷 Connor Brustovski reviews the Zeiss Ikon Nettar, a folding camera with a 75mm f/4 Novar-Anastigmat lens. He made some wonderful photographs with it, enough to make me want to try one! Read Rescuing a Zeiss Ikon Nettar from the Trash

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2 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Andy Umbo says:

    Thanks for the jump to the Nettar article, I actually have a completely beat version of this in 645, somewhere packed up. Mine has bellows holes, fogged lens, etc.,but I loved the size of this, it seemed to be even half the size of the Fuji 645 I used to own!

    Plus one for the article by Yeo as well. I’ve been a long time believer in something I’ve called “catalystic” process, i.e. having a “loose” direction, but reacting to opportunities that present themselves, vs. rigid goals. People with rigid goals kind of creep me out! It’s unnatural. If I had rigid goals I would have never been all over Europe twice, never moved to Washington DC, and a lot of other things. I probably would have been married in my mid-twenties (and divorced already), to someone who wasn’t my true love, just to accomplish the goal of being married by a certain time! Thank God for my parents, who had a true “love” match (like out of a movie, and not married young, either, but in their 30’s)! If I didn’t have that example, I would have been lost.

    • I’ve never been a fan of hard goals in my life. I haven’t moved all over the country as you have but it I had not held on loosely to my directions I would have missed some great experiences.

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