[lit-ideas] Re: 500 pixs?

  • From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 23:29:31 -0500

> I recently took some 550 photographs.


I refuse to answer the rest of your questions until you can give me one good
reason why you took 550 photographs -- that's equivalent to 30 rolls of film
for Christ's sake.  Have you branched out into pornography by any chance?  I
can see no other justification for taking 550 photographs.  Ever.  And don't
tell me you're not aware of the obscenity of taking 550 photos of
anything -- that's equivalent to 550,000 words -- when you yourself wrote:

> Digital cameras create a new problem: too many photos. A friend has six
> 256-MB memory chips; she is taking some 2,000 photos per month. How does
> distribute such large amounts of photos?

How does one distribute such large amounts of photos?  Ask Kara's
Playground, not me.

> There's talk of a digital camera pendant that one can wear; it will take a
> photo every ten seconds. That's a mere 5,000 pixs per day. You'll be able
> have a "photographic diary" of your life. Okay, yes, it can be done, but
> would one deal with such massive amounts of data? Is this data overkill?

Are you kidding?  This is a God send.  Pictures are taken of everything
within our POV from birth until age 35.  At age 35 we get to sit back for
the next 35 years and watch everything we had witnessed over the previous 35
years.  At age 70, we die (ususally from boredom).  It's just a natural
extention of  reality TV.  Please don't stand in the way of progress.

Mike Geary
for pics of my nose call me

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