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This is such a phenomenal set of ideas. I love it.
The Future of Books[Vimeo]
Brain Pickings

It would be so easy to link this to all the various social online services or create local networks or frieds networks for, say, book discussions or research.
If you could quickly jump to sources, imagine how much faster it would be to study, experiment and publish? Imagine how much funnier Ann Coulter would be if you could easily read the studies she cites?

You could say I'm excited by the possibilities in these video. :)

Current Mood: excited excited

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zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: September 22nd, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know you're still so busy working on your projects and taking photos, but with Photokina around, I'm surprised I don't see any remarks from you regarding the Nikon D7000 or the new Fuji fixed-lens digital rangefinder.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 22nd, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remarked on the latter on Twitter. :)
The d700 is pretty sexy but I'm fine with my d90 still. I don't think I need to upgrade any time soon. But ten my next camera purchase will likely be a Micro 4/3s because I want something smaller for daily usage that doesn't require dissemblance to fit on my bag.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: September 22nd, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been obsessed with catching up on the Sony and Pentax end, so I've been made well-aware of the Nikon since each group seemed to have their qualms.

Basically, the Sony camp kept threatening to leave to go to Pentax, the Pentax camp kept threatening to go to Nikon, and I never checked up the Nikon camp, but I wouldn't be surprised if they kept wanting to go to Sony.

Anyway, are you still sure on micro 4/3ds? I was thinking of hitting the NEX series, myself, although I think it's too small for my liking, although the super-adaptability of the system impresses me a lot. I'm tempted to use it as a 'bridge" to get into the Alpha series with Pentax glass and get the next full-frame thing Sony will make next year.

Also, you might be interested in that Fuji X100 in that case. It's got a sexy retro look and I know you don't really go beyond a certain lens range most of the time, so...
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: September 22nd, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here's a link on the Fuji in case you are interested. I have to admit that I would likely not use this camera considering my agendas, but it does interest me quite a bit.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 22nd, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm aware of the Fuji. Is that not what you referenced in your first comment/ I thought so.

I like it. A whole lot. But I'm not yet willing to give up interchangeable lenses. Also, the Olympus PENs are at or below the same price point the Fuji has with similar functionality in addition to multiple lenses.

You're right, though. I do tend to stay at or below 50mm and I'm unsure how frequently I'd change the lens on a smaller camera. Eh? The Lumix pancake lens with a 45mm equiv on the Olympus EP2 is a pretty nifty package....
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: September 22nd, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it's what I mentioned before, but I forgot to add the link. Double posting!

I was trying to figure out that price thing too. The most I heard it compared to was a Leica setup that was 1/3 more than their asking price. Still not too sure who their market is aiming for with something like that, outside of retro fans and users who are accustomed to the look of their coatings but not really interested in going beyond the interchangable lens route. To be fair, if that lens is actually good and the sensor renders well, it'll probably cost less than, say, investing in a one generation old Rebel and a good wide angle lens, though.

I haven't read up too much on the EP2, sadly. I will say though that as long as the EP2 promises to be faster than the older version. The two times I've seen the EP-1 used have not impressed me aside from a video end...
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