"First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. Then they fight you. Then you win."
-- Mahatma K Gandhi
You told me that after the election you stopped watching your t.v. Joe, don't know if you have been following my blog, but I also gave up the t.v. after the election. And the news anchors from the big three are leaving or have left.
Generally, the idea of giving up one's t.v. is met with dropped jaws and fingers motioning behind your back that he's finally gone off the deep end. But nothing horrible has befallen me. Oh, the quote in the beginning - I'm not sure there is any relation to what I'm writing - I just like it. Or maybe I can turn it around and say: First we ignore you. Then we riducle you. Then we fight. Then we win.
Television which had served mostly as white-noise, was quickly replaced by sports radio shows such as Mike and the Mad Dog.
You can turn the show on, listen to the first few calls, turn it off and come back four or five hours later and hear them saying the same thing. I think this is along the lines of soap operas where you can miss a few weeks, come back, and still follow what's going on. Cows chewing cud in a field of statistics and dreams. The steroid story can be chewed all day. All week. It is the sports Enron. These guys ain't playin' fair. Barry Bonds is gonna break Hank Aarons' record. Should they put a hypodermic icon next to his name in the record books?
Oh, and an actual photography note: there are rumors floating around the Epson Dpreview.com site about a replacement for the 2200 - and no, this isn't the bigger version of the R800, but a printer that uses the next formulation of Ultrachrome Inks, not Durabrite. Yes, there is for sure the bigger R800 - which is already out in Japan. But it could be that Epson will have two ink lines. One for glossy and might I say prosumer? And one for art / mat type prints. Never actually used that word prosumer before. Combination of professional and consumer. How about the professional consumer?