DotCom Editor

DotCom Editor

Lives in United States New England, MA, United States
Works as a Technology journalist, editor, and author
Joined on Apr 4, 2005

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Just had to double-check my calendar and set myself straight. This news item made me think it was April 1.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 89th comment
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brycesteiner: It's only a matter of time....

Kodak should reinvent itself, though I think it's too late.

Kodak did re-invent itself by getting out of the photography business almost completely. Just sold off its retail-store digital kiosk business, too. Remember, this is the company that INVENTED the image sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 01:21 UTC

All cameras *shoot* RAW. But, many simply process the data to create a JPG file. Why not give the user option of accessing the RAW also? Like John Belushi said in Animal House, "Don't cost nothin'."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:24 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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completelyrandomstuff: Photographer hits 1 on reddit, regrets it due to overexposure -> Dpreview increases exposure.

So, this image is now overexposed? If only life itself had a histogram...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 11:10 UTC

Won't it get smashed and broken to bits if it goes under the hammer?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 00:28 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)

Here's the question no reporter has yet asked, so I will: What incentive did Adobe offer to Apple to get Aperture killed off?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:01 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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Timbukto: What is happening is that the Apple platform has *long* shifted from a platform of mostly creative developers, to a platform of mostly brain-dead consumerism. Most of the money is now from consumers of images, movies, music, and apps, and not necessarily the development of them (although in that case it would be plain to see that its by far the apps and content providers that profit share here). But independent developers of content? Not much $$ there and an infinitesimally small piece of the pie Apple currently has compared to the bread-dead consumerism market.

"Pssst. Follow the money."

Remind you of anything?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 19:00 UTC
On Huawei announces octa-core Honor 6 post (48 comments in total)

Chinese government spyware included for free!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies

How well does it work AS A TELEPHONE?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 02:41 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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SeeRoy: "Unboxing..."
The most pitiful symptom of a bankrupt consumer culture - "bankrupt" in both a literal and metaphorical sense.

Simple pleasures for simple people.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 11:55 UTC

"...even this component is lovingly crafted from brushed aluminum. It's easy to be cynical, but this kind of attention to detail is exactly why Leica fanatics stick with the company."

This will make my photographs better how, exactly?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:51 UTC as 115th comment | 6 replies

Here's the thing that these stories always leave out: How well does it work AS A TELEPHONE?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 03:14 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
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Michael Piziak: Adobe is right up there with Microsoft in my book. Two companies that thrive off getting continually paid for continued updates - updates that rarely offer desirable new features.

Like it or not, this is the present nature of the software industry. Companies are moving to the subscription model, largely because diminishing rates of version upgrade purchases over the last decade have led to severe revenue pressure. And, like it or not, these are publicly traded companies with a legal responsibility to maximize shareholder value.

Personally, I don't like it either, but, as a technology journalist, I've been writing about the upgrade business for more than 20 years.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 02:31 UTC
On Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures article (200 comments in total)

This appears to be a poor job of headline writing. To claim that "Walmart sues" would seem to be completely untrue and inaccurate. In the story it says, "The Walton family complaint..." That's vastly different than Walmart. So, which is it?

Get your facts right before writing the headlines. You want a professional photographer to shoot your wedding; you should have a professional journalist doing the journalism.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 21:18 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

I can't earn a living. Can I sue?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 00:51 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2298 comments in total)

Yeah. Where's the viewfinder? No chance that I'll hold this camera at arm's length to see the image composition on the LCD. (Nor would I do it with any other camera, either.)

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 03:06 UTC as 114th comment | 4 replies
On Lost 1960s moon photos recovered from analog tapes article (43 comments in total)

"... almost lost to history while the satellites themselves were plunged into the moon’s surface."

Litterbugs

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 13:35 UTC as 11th comment

This may be the most-arrogant press release I've ever read.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 14:59 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply

I was a bit surprised neither Rick Friedman nor Joe McNally were hired to shoot this cover. Good thing it wasn't raining!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 12:43 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (347 comments in total)
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D1N0: I immediately started to breathe like Darth Vader, when i saw this.

There's medication to help you with that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:26 UTC
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