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💻 Remember the era where computer magazines proliferated? I subscribed to a few myself. But this month, the last two computer magazines to survive the digital era throw in the towel. Harry McCracken, who used to edit the august PC World, reminisces. Read The End of Computer Magazines in America

Looking up from Daley Plaza, Chicago
Olympus XA, Kosmo Foto Mono, 2017

💻 Daniel Brinneman shares some solid tips for limiting email spam. Read Eradicating email spam

💻 Cars of the 1920s were all built as bodies on ladder frames, with big wheels and enough ground clearance to handle the poor roads of the day. That made them surprisingly tall. The Vintage Everyday blog shows photos of women standing next to their 1920s cars — the hoods are as high as their chests! Read 40 Amazing Photos of Women Posing With Their Automobiles in the 1920s

📷 Do you ever think about publishing books or zines of your photography? fupduckphoto shares good and sobering insights into the realities of doing so. Read Photo books

📷 The folks at Photo Warehouse usually sell at least one house-brand film. They recently introduced two new black-and-white films, Ultrafine Finesse 100 and 400, to replace their longtime Ultrafine Extreme films. Eric Jason is first to review Finesse 100. Read Ultrafine Finesse 100

📷 Another film review? Sure, why not! Dmitry reviews Kosmo Foto Mono, an ISO 100 b/w film from friend of the blog Stephen Dowling. Read Kosmo Foto Mono 100 Film Review

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7 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Interesting story on photo books. I’ve been a proponent of self publishing (altho not done it myself), dependent on whether or not you have an idea or theme a group of people might be interested in. It seems that the individual photo “art” print has gone the way of the dinosaur, in that the expense of making a true archival quality print of value has certainly seemed to outstrip its cost in the marketplace. I know a photographer that makes beautiful platinum-Palladio prints of scenes on the Gullah coast, and his cost of materials has outstripped what people are willing to pay! He said last time he sold something, he realized he was basically paying someone a hundred bucks to take it! Using a camera to explore a certain theme, and then putting together a direct to press book about it, might have far more appeal and be more affordable to the general public.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I think today people are more willing to buy a photo book than a print. I love prints, but I buy few because where do I put them? A book goes neatly on the shelf.

  2. marcusterrypeddle Avatar

    I remember buying computer magazines and laboriously entering programs into my Vic20 or Commodore 64 only to find that they didn’t work. Sometimes there was an error in the code that the magazine fixed in the next issue. Sometimes it was probably my fault, but I was too lazy to go back through all those lines and check.
    The cars from the 1920s and 30s are very handsome. They indeed looked like horseless carriages.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I did that too! What a disappointment when you’d spend an afternoon typing for nothing.

  3. Jerome Avatar

    Nice collection! I fondly recall reading Byte, InfoWorld, Dr Dobb’s, and a few others while starting to learn Turbo Pascal, Modula-2 and Prolog. At the same time, I followed news of microprocessor releases and had friendly debates about Intel vs 68000 family like most people have about sports. Eventually, I was drawn to machine learning. And now, having watched A.I. tech grow over the last 40 years, I am very concerned about what current systems can do and what will be possible in even five years.

    The link for Ultrafine Finesse is timely. I have been asking around about these films for months, and this article is exactly what I wanted.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Turbo Pascal! That was the language of my first programming job. I’m pleased that the Ultrafine Finesse article was useful to you!

      1. Jerome Avatar

        I learned the magic of pointers with Turbo Pascal. I still have my Cormen text, “Introduction to Algorithms.”

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