Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Trade Show

About ten years ago I went to Las Vegas for a photo industry trade show. There were the usual exhibits, ballyhoo girls, and tons and tons of photo equipment. These Irish dancers were a look back to a past culture, as was most of the equipment then on display:

Everyone was trying to impress, but very soon nearly all of the equipment shown here would be obsolete. New digital technology was coming in, it was still crude at this show, but would quickly become dominant. The future would bring strange new forms to the photographic industry:

Tomorrow, if all of the rumors about the new Apple "Tablet" are true (and they are rumors, not hype, for Apple has been silent) we may be on the brink of another technological revolution, this one affecting publishing and media distribution. I can hardly wait.

But Vegas will always be Vegas. Some things will never change:

By Professor Batty


Blogger Some Chilean Woman said...

We only live about 5 hours away from Vegas, could be a weekend trip, but I really don't like Vegas, it's too unnatural for me.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

I liked it once- just to walk around, enjoying the sights and sounds. That was enough!

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