[rollei_list] Re: OT Ancient Computers (was Re: Re: Rollei -Singapore) now analogue versus digital

  • From: "Eric Goldstein" <egoldste@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 15:39:15 -0500

Frank, I completely agree. Who made such a foolish assertion? And who
made the even more foolish assertion that "better" has any functional
meaning, except to a particular individual on a particular project, in
the context of this discussion?


Eric Goldstein

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On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Frank Dernie
<Frank.Dernie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The fact that several (no more) prominent people still use film is not
> evidence that it is better. (snipped)

> On 12 Jan, 2009, at 14:58, 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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