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Fight the Future

It is inescapably obvious that many technology companies and futurists do not have the common man’s interest at heart. That is, they do not research, develop, or promote technology that enables the citizen to be more free, more secure in … Continue reading

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Degrading the Experience is not Progress

I have to laugh at the Nintendo Switch. It serves the needs of people who really don’t care much about the video game experience, just like phones serve the need of people who don’t care about the TV experience. The … Continue reading

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The Antics of Adobe

It should come as a surprise to no-one that Adobe lied. Like certain ex-presidents, all their promises apparently come with expiration dates. Photography Life has the goods. They had promised to support the stand-alone version of Lightroom, but four years … Continue reading

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The Underside of Technology

Although I have written before on the deleterious effect of hype (here, here, and here), I didn’t have an insider’s view of it. Nasim does, and he blows the whole machine up from the inside out. Read the whole thing. … Continue reading

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The Magical Thinker

One aspect of modern society is the emergence and the widespread occurrence of the magical thinker. The magical thinker is one who does not think carefully and does not examine deeply what he or she experiences. He or she usually … Continue reading

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Why Photography is Hard

Post-processing photographs is something amazing and not a little like alchemy. Here’s an example. I watched the whole thing and I am partly amazed, partly stupefied. I was amazed at the knowledge displayed and the effects wrought. I would not … Continue reading

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Filter Bubbles

“Filter bubbles” are apparently a thing, and surely something to worry about, according to this site, and others. Strangely, all this concern is from the left, and as usual, it is concern trolling par excellence. To wit, they never cared … Continue reading

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