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The Days of Darkrooms

A moment ago, I was eating dinner, and flipping through TV stations as I did, and I came across a piece about digital picture frames. I'd not really given much thought about them, since I'm not the kind of guy who takes the kind of photos you stick on your mantle. Also, I don't have a mantle. But, anyhow, here I was, staring at this piece that was telling me you could dump your pictures into an electronic frame that, while plugged into the wall, would cycle through a series of them, turn itself on and off through a light sensor, and allow you to dump those images from your phone onto the screen, and all for a couple hundred bucks.

And I thought, I seriously thought, "It's the fucking future, man."

Which was quickly followed with the realisation that that was such an old man thought and that the only thing left for me to do was make myself a darkroom so that when I go and lurk through the streets and dark alleys, I can develop the photographs of women in their bathrooms in the quiet, quiet solitude of that darkroom. Perhaps I'll buy a trench coat.

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hollowpoint
Sep. 28th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
Tell those damn kids to get their flying skateboards off your sidewalk.
benpeek
Sep. 28th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
i shall threaten them with my death ray!
drjon
Sep. 28th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
I wanted one of those damned things 20 years ago.
benpeek
Sep. 30th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
do you have one now?
exp_err
Sep. 30th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
I don't like the idea of these things until they work with electronic paper. They're basically TV screens that run all the time. Think of the power usage! The greenhouse gases!
benpeek
Sep. 30th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
the future has never been about saving the planet, you know that ;)
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