[rollei_list] Re: OT Ancient Computers (was Re: Re: Rollei -Singapore)

  • From: Robert Lilley <54moggie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 10:18:06 -0500

Eric,

I hope you are right. The problem is that high end analog will be listened to, viewed and understood by the very few. I listen to vinyl on set triodes and have a darkroom so as such I am very weird in eyes of the world around me. The other day, some kid was over visiting and wanted to know if the darkroom was a 'meth' lab. Jeez!

Rob


On Jan 12, 2009, at 9:58 AM, Eric Goldstein wrote:

Hi Rob -

I think we have to choose our words carefully here. Yes, digital
capture will continue to evolve and continue to replace film as a
mainstream technology. As to whether it will "surpass" it is a dicey
matter. Remember, there are the cognoscenti who still operate analog
tape recording studios and have no shortage of customers recording
top-end albums there. And vinyl has reemerged as a small, top-end
premium medium for recording distribution. Film has been the dominant
visual technology for about a century, a remarkable stretch of time,
and it was inevitable that it be largely replaced by something else.
But I suspect film will remain with us as a small, top-end market for
those who can afford to work in the best medium available. Film-makers
such as Scorsese and Coppola have gone on record that they will NEVER
use HD/digital capture as a first generation medium; we will see who
will follow in their footsteps. I am confident some will even many
years from now...


Eric Goldstein

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On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Robert Lilley <54moggie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx > wrote:
Eric,

But as you sort of said, it peaked and it's not evolving. Whether I like it or not, the 'emerging technology of digital imaging' will eventually surpass
film.

Rob


On Jan 12, 2009, at 9:29 AM, Eric Goldstein wrote:

Hi Elias -

Fair is in the eye of the beholder but my point really is to use the
comparison to demonstrate the difference in the maturity between the
two industries. 50 years ago, Rollei could design a film camera which
is still close to the best available all these many years later, and
which even bests the emerging technology of digital imaging on just
about every measure but low-light shooting and turn-around...


Eric Goldstein

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On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 9:24 AM, Eric Goldstein <egoldste@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Hi Aaron -

Yes, I mis-spoke... it is the 25th anniversary of Macintosh.


Eric Goldstein

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On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Aaron Reece <oboeaaron@xxxxxxx> wrote:

On Jan 11, 2009, at 8:50 PM, Eric Goldstein wrote:

This month is the 25th anniversary of Apple...

Apologies for nitpicking (what? on THIS list?) but Apple Computer was
incorporated January 3, 1977, making it 32 years old.

Best regards,
Aaron
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