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Technology changed my life...

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by mikeky, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. mikeky

    mikeky Member

    Ok, only in a small way. I was examining my photo folder and was shocked to realize that I've taken over 3,000 digital photos in the last 18 months. I'm sure that's many over what I've taken in my whole lifetime with traditional film. Sure, I have many repetitive and uninteresting shots, but so were most if not all of my film shots. But since I'm not worried about wasting film, I'm not afraid to snap away, and the result is a few great shots thrown in among the fold.

    Is this not the way technology should be? In the guise of simple incremental improvement (after all, a picture is a picture, is it not?), it can in fact profoundly change our way of thinking and doing things without us really noticing, but with such force we would never think about going back (no more film!)? What technology has so melded with you that you could never go back?
  2. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Man, I'm all over it with digital, too. I still have my 35mm gear, but haven't used it in like a year.

  3. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    I wouldn't give up my digital for anything. Gotta love these shots off of Catalina where the white sea bass is still king ;)
  4. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Awesome fish! And since our pics are getting bigger with each post...

    Santa Barbara...if I were really, really, really, really, rich, I'd live here.

  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Damn Coot. Some guys may only brag about the big one that they fished up, you actually caught one.

    Well done. How did it taste?
  6. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    I've caught 4 of these this season, and they are absolutely delicious...best eating fish in the So Cal waters IMHO.
  7. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    Steve, Santa Barbara is beautiful...I like the drive up through Ojai best ;)
  8. wapu

    wapu Veteran Member

    I would have missed my 2 year old after her first time of getting drunk;)

    Actually, she had the chicken pox. Funny thing is, I gave them to her. hehe

  9. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Save some for me next time, sheesh!

    I love fish, especially if I happen to catch it myself. :)
  10. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Oh MAN! That's too funny.

    At least she looks like she is having a great ole time. :)
  11. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Now THAT'S funny!

    But you gave her the chicken pox? Were you infected yourself? I understand that for adults it's extremely bad!

  12. wapu

    wapu Veteran Member

    It was one of the worst experience of my life. I remember 4AM, laying on my living room floor with full body convulsion like shivers actually thinking how much better it would be if I were dead. I sweat through 4 blankets I was laying on and left a stain on the carpet that night. I didn't fully realize how bad I was until my wife told me that she would prefer childbirth again, because that only lasted 33 hours.:) I would not recommend it to anybody. Even those people I don't like real well.

  13. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    True enough!

    Hey, are the white sea bass good fighters? Down in South Texas, where I'm from, we have a fish called the spanish mackerel...a real little powerhouse of a catch, it just keeps running and running. I once caught one and after spending about 20 minutes getting the bastard close to the boat, all of a sudden, I almost got yanked out! My dad had to help me land the thing (I was 14), and to our surprise, my spanish mackerel was still on the hook...

    ...albeit surrounded by an 11-foot hammerhead, which we promptly shot in the spine and fileted.

  14. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Wow, how long were you sick for? Was it a couple of days like that?

  15. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    They're reasonable fighters...they'll make usually 3-5 really good runs and then they peter out and you can haul 'em in. They naturally try and head for the kelp. If they get in there, you have to be real patient and have someone working the boat around to get them back out of there.
  16. jamming

    jamming Banned

    Is that Lincoln's Birthplace?
  17. mikeky

    mikeky Member

    Re: Re: Technology changed my life...

    Actually it's <a href="http://www.danville-ky.com/BoyleCounty/constitu.htm">Constitution Square</a> in Danville, Ky., home of Kentucky's first state government.

    A larger image:

    <img src="http://www.mikeky.com/misc/11030211.jpg">
  18. mikeky

    mikeky Member

    Just reading your description was painful, ouch! But I guess that shows the limits of technology: we can develop a camera to instantly show the picture a father takes of his daughter with chicken pox, but we can't do much to help out the father when he catches the disease!
  19. mikeky

    mikeky Member

    Seems we're all pretty attached to our digital cameras. Anything else? I find my cell. phone particularly useful when I travel, but I'm not sure I've come to the realization that's it's indespensable yet.
  20. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    Know What You Mean

    My son is in town for the first time in a year. We went to the Naval Air Museum and took 279 pics. This is me in front of the hanging Blue Angel display.

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