No doubt about it – the best camera I've ever used is the one in my iPhone.
I’ve been a life-long photographer, as was my father before me, and I’ve used a lot of cameras. I still have my first – a little Univex – and my father’s first boxy Kodak. I enjoyed the chemistry of the darkroom. Took photos all through high school. Research projects in college. A summer as a news photographer. Scenics and family shots.
I’ve used 35 mm, and twin-lens Rolleflex, and tiny little cameras and press cameras. I switched over to digital cameras when those displaced film. (So did my Dad). I now edit photos on my computer and print them on an HP printer.
The iPhone camera beats them all. If I could just figure out how to hold it.
And I still wonder – what technology is about to become obsolete? What group of technicians won’t find employment? Like the farriers, the coopers, the blacksmiths, radio repairmen, the processors of Kodak film? The coal miners….
Fasten your seat belts. The future has us where it hurts.
January 16, 2017
“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” – Gen. James Mattis, quoted in TheDailyBeast.com.