Friday, August 19, 2005

The End of an Era

It's finally happening. Both AQS and the Mancuso's are accepting digital images for their quilt contest entry forms. I can put away my SLR camera, projector and slide carousels for good now.
O well, Houston still wants slides, but can they be far behind?

It is so much easier and faster to take a digital and burn it to a cd than to set up the lights, and camera to take slides, not to mention having to leave home to get them processed. And then there is the disappointment when they turn out less than stellar, and have to be redone.

I mentioned that I bought this new scanner/copier/printer, and one of its features is printing out 4x6 photos at so many a minute. Wow, but really am I about to do that? I have boxes of photos that remain in their messy state, completely disorganized and non-archival, and can see no need to add to their number. Some say, but you may want to send a picture to someone and then you can print just what you want. However I seem to have also eliminated anyone who isn't computer savvy from my list of folks I send things to.
Here's a jpeg of ...I say in an email.

I never write anything by hand if I can avoid it, I'd much rather type. I can barely scribble a note to my husband informing him of my whereabouts.
My husband's new car has a connection on the side of the console to receive a computer cable for maintenance diagnostics. My sewing machine is a computer too. ( I dusted it off yesterday).
Has it only been ten years since I got my first computer and now am panicky and adrift if I cannot get online?
I have to admit I really like all this new stuff, and never imagined I would become so adept (!) as I am in working it all into my daily routine. I have even plugged into Stamps.com and can now print my own postage!

Now if there were only a way to plug in and get exercise, I would have it all.



My beet red face after an hour of cardio-rollerblading.

4 comments:

  1. I got my first computer in 1986 and it had two floppies and no hard drive. The darn thing cost over $3,000 and I let it sit for a month before I was brave enough to use it. Now, like you, I am uncomfortable writing anything by hand.. and if I do, even I can't read it. I live for my digital cameras and send pictures via e-mail or post them on my photo blog. No more expensive film and developing!!! My dream is to have some sort of exercise done while I sleep... that way I am not wasting valuable hours while I am awake! Looks like you got a workout!

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  2. Iwas aabout to waste my time and money having slides done for my fish quilt to enter in PIQF when I saw that I coud doa cd! Woo hoo - never have to leave my studio - except to get to the post office!! Now they need to let us just email our entries with jpegs!!

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