💻 I once worked for a software company with a product everyday people used. The longer I worked there, the more we changed the product so that it would subtly lead people to consume it more, which led to more money in our pockets. Seth Godin writes about a subtle change that Amazon is making that is much the same, and reflects on companies that serve their customers vs. seeing them as a cash bag to be squeezed. Read For customers vs. to customers
💻 Shawn Granton follows up on the theme from the article above by sharing his experience with online selling/storefront platforms — and how they treated him like a moneybag to be squeezed. Read On my experiences with online retail platforms
📷 Christopher Pattison takes a deep dive look at the Kodak Baby Brownie, which (it turns out) was the first all-Bakelite camera. I owned one; see its review here. Chris goes the extra mile in his writeup, however. Read Kodak Baby Brownie
📷 The Nikon F3 is an uncontested classic and pillar of the old-camera hobby. Alyssa Chiarello has one now, and gives it a solid review. Read The Nikon F3 – Greatest Legendary Classic
📷 Emma Lloyd at Analogue Wonderland offers good advice for packaging your film when you send it to a lab for processing. Read The Essential Guide to Sending Film for Development: Dos and Don’ts
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