💻 In a fascinating take, Paul Graham shares his view of why so many people get wealthy today by starting tech companies — and why they didn’t in, say, 1960. He also shares why today is much like 1892 in terms of how and why people get wealthy. Read How People Get Rich Now
💻 Workers in an Alabama Amazon facility voted not to unionize last week. Nick Gerlich uses this as a backdrop to talk about his personal union experience, how unions have their purpose — and in his opinion, how left unchecked they can do more harm than good. Read Look For The Union Label
💻 J. P. Cavanaugh considers the fire pit, a new American back-yard tradition. Read Ready, Aim, — Fire
📷 Mike Eckman reviews the Kodak Instamatic 500 — the Retina of Instamatics, built in Kodak’s German factory. It offers full manual control! Read Kodak Instamatic 500
📷 You probably know this camera by one of its other names — it was a Vivitar and a Braun. The Phenix DC303N is a K-mount film SLR made in China, and Peggy Marsh liked it a lot. Read Phenix DC303N
📷 When I was a kid in the 70s and 80s, most store-brand films available to me were white-labeled 3M “Scotch” film. Yes, 3M made film — because it owned Italy’s Ferrania at the time. The white-labeled film was largely garbage. But Scotch/Ferrania made nice films they didn’t white label. Michael Nguyen came upon some expired Scotch Chrome 1000 recently. He tells the story of Scotch films, and shares results from that roll. Read Film Review: Scotch Chrome 1000
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