Failure Of Process: dye transfer

Dye transfer group has been given a jolt. Yahoo shuting off file system groups has been a shake to some of the followers of this long dropped Kodak product: ‘dye transer’

To provide continued discussion, and in hopes of a survivor, someone has transferred the remaining membership to

it will fail, again–

not because he isn’t sincere, but because he isn’t dedicated.

Jim was sincere, and dedicated to the research portion. A technical mastery. He couldn’t keep the group active because most of the members are mere readers; riders on the bus. They never drove– never made dyes.

The dye transfer product was taken on by commercial interests, but it always fails on commercial goals.

it hasn’t been succesful in 3 different companies. It was never a commercial success, even though it made many successful.

those who will do the process are tempted by technical wizardry, but they fail to understand the meaning of magic. They are always after another wand.

you must be driven by internals strong enough to get you over the externals.

what are you prepared to give up, sacrifice, surrender?

so, what do I mean by “failure?” — will the group fail to .. what?

talking about dye transfer doesn’t revive it. talk is a replacement, and an opportunity to brag about what hasn’t been done.

this group has already surrendered to the freezer–

a group that is necessary and useful is one of practitioners, which was provided during the big years of dye transfer. those making prints would gather to exchange imagery.

Pictures drive making — that is the method of keeping a process growing.

extinction distinction

as the old ways become re-used, re-newed, many of the old timers expect praise, reward, acclaim for having learned this before you were born.

as they near extinction, they crave distinction; expect it because they lasted. Fearful that you will not remember them. You shouldn’t. Theirs aren’t the first steps from the edge. Yours might be the last; they are the ones that carry you into your future.