silicon valley has never been the truth of place. it is merely the truth of capitalism. It exists only as a word; one invented as a throw away phrase used to sell a newsletter. An offhand remark. Not really a valley; now just a symbol, a pointer to money.

it was never truth: not when the place was picker shacks for prune season, not now that it is coder condos.

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Adobe Cloudscape

photoshop is D-72, as lightroom is dektol. with the cloud change, Adobe told you what Kodak never did – you aren’t the future of the image space

the still image is just poetry; meanwhile everyone else has gone to the movies.

Updated as Fuji prepares its departure from the darkroom — April 2018

unlike the movies, there is no concession stand to pay the employees to maintain an empty theater. Fuji’s coating is minuscule compared to its colorant chemistry division. Their patents are now for sensor and inkjet chemistry. The darkroom is no longer profitable.

Once again: a truck stop on the interstate makes (earns) more in a month than Ilford does in a year.