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    Analoguian comeback?

    I'd like to offer a reading suggestion for those interested in the somewhat controversial topic of "analog's" future, which arises here naturally and concerns our photographic economy and access to film-related equipment and supplies. David Sax's The Revenge of Analog -- Real Things adn why They Matter is a worthwhile, well-crafted book. The author does discuss film photography in the course of covering a variety of technologies that are seeing some sort of return to popularity, and I suspect that there may be new developments on this front since publication in addition to Ektachrome and Kodak opening (reopening?) a couple of cinema film labs. Towards the end of the book, Sax goes a bit deeper into related matters of culture, which may be interesting to some; they were to me. In any case, here is the info.

    The Revenge of Analog
    Real Things and Why They Matter
    David Sax
    Public Affairs, 2016
    282 pages
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    Re: Analoguian comeback?

    I thought the Analoguian was a tribe from upstate New York
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
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    Re: Analoguian comeback?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    I thought the Analoguian was a tribe from upstate New York
    Funny, I saw the thread title and immediately though of the Analoguian Round Table...
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    It IS indeed a tribe having unusual beliefs and rituals. For example, the members believe that it takes half an hour to an hour to make a worthwhile photograph.
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    Re: Analoguian comeback?

    These points are ALMOST on target. There is a tribe called the Algonquins, but they are not just in Upper New York -- anymore. More to the point, it can take them several DAYS to get a print "just right". They are part of what's known as the "Procrasti Nation", which today has spread out, all over the country.
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    Xkaes +1!!
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    Re: Analoguian comeback?

    To get back on track, I concur with Ulophot's opinion of The Revenge of Analog. It is an interesting take on modern culture, which shows that all is not lost on the analog front. Our son is—to grossly oversimplify—getting a PhD in board games, which puts him squarely in the middle of this movement.

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    I buy and use film. B&W and Color. Negative and chromes.
    Have never seen a box of 8x10 analog in the stores.
    I tend to procrastinate on stuff. One of these days I'll do something about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    I buy and use film. B&W and Color. Negative and chromes.
    Have never seen a box of 8x10 analog in the stores.
    Obviously, you haven't been to the camera shop in downtown Killdeer.

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    Killdeer, North Dakota does not have a camera shop.
    I tend to procrastinate on stuff. One of these days I'll do something about it.

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