digital cameras

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Jul 16 20:25:10 1999

On Fri, 16 Jul 1999, Tony Duell wrote:

> > Ok, instead of posting the pictures of some of these amazing Inca walls,
> > I'll just skip them and provide a description (won't be as good as the
> > picture itself but oh well...)
> Hmmm. That picture can be considered in a variety of ways :
> As an example of an Inca wall. Fine. But I can probably see a much higher
> resolution image, that I can extract a lot more information from, by
> simply going to the local public library.

Perhaps. Perhaps not. Some of the best ruins are found at the
"unpopular" sites that you may not find in any book. If I can't be there
firsthand, I'd rather look at the photos some vacationer brought back with
him, rather than reading about it in a book that may not even exist. The
vacationer (if he is conscientious) will surely bring back better and more
comprehensive photos than any book might have.

> Maybe you've spotted some feature that nobody else has. But in that case
> I doubt if you could get enough useful information from a digital photo.

I guess you'll have to wait and see. Its not like I'm just going to throw
up a captionless photo and let the web visitor try to figure out what
they're looking at! Sheesh!

> This isn't meant as a flame either. But if we return to classic computers
> for the moment, I've not seen a digital photo of _anything_ on a web page
> that I consider useful. Scanned in diagrams, sure. But the average photo
> of a classic computer doesn't have the resolution to read all the labels
> on the case, let alone work out what the circuit boards or chips are.

Tony, I've yet to see a site where anyone attempted that level of detail!
I'm sure that if someone undertook the task to create such a fantasically
detailed website then you'd be able to easily pull it off with a decent
digital camera!!

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