Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/06/20

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Film is Archival
From: "bdcolen" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 19:51:20 -0400

Actually, Kim, I agree with you. What I don't agree with is all the
bitching and moaning over the longevity or lack there of of digital. I
believe that most of said b&m has far more to do with fear of,
resistance to, the changes that are occurring at this moment in photo
time than it does to the archival issues. If one wants to preserve ones
digital images, one can. 

B. D.

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Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Film is Archival

In a message dated 6/20/03 1:44:02 PM, writes:

<< Uh, hello? All of this discussion of archival media is fascinating,
but would anyone on this list of hobbyists and working pros care to tell
us what loss it would be to the world if some of our images faded a bit
or just plain disappeared? I'd certainly love to be discovered after my
death like a Disfarmer, but somehow I doubt that's in the cards. ;-)>>

Ask any archeologist.  They study remains of previous civilizations.  
Anthropologists study current human populations.  Once upon a time,
generally studied the male part of civilizations.  Females cultural
were boring to them and thus a great deal of information as it related
it what 
females did, how they did it, etc, was lost. Yes, I think that history
history and when they look back on our civilization, all our photos of
us standing 
proudly in front of our gas guzzling cars, massive homes with manicured,

fertilized, lawns could be very illustrative of the values of our
culture.  That 
along with our strange rituals of blowing out candles on cakes, flashing
to photo takers for strands of beads, proud displays of large dead fish
animals being held by happy hunters.  The all of it tells us, and future

generations about ourselves.

- -kim
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