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The eternal debate of film versus digital. In a sense, arguing between the two for any practical purpose is pretty much a moot point, since digital has become the go-to in the world of photography. But that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to compare the two every so often. This series of animations asks you to do just that, in a dazzling way.
In light of the holiday season, what better time than now to remind ourselves to give thanks for all that we have. Although, in the case of any digital goods you’ve “purchased,” maybe don’t add those to the list quite yet. Because remember: You don’t actually own any of it.
Adelaide has this morning undergone its analogue TV switch-off, meaning that all of your elderly relatives have probably left messages for you asking why their TV doesn’t work anymore. It’s a digital-only world in the City Of Churches now, and a few enterprising folk captured the moment that the analogue signal died.
Newsweek‘s 90th anniversary will be next February, but you won’t be able to find a commemorative issue in newsstands or in your mailbox. After December 31, the weekly magazine will cease to be anything more than bits downloaded to your iPad. It’s the end of an era for one of America’s most stalwart weeklies, but don’t think for a second that it heralds the end of print.
30 years ago today, workers in a factory outside of Hanover, Germany played host to executives from Polygram, Sony and Philips. These executives were here to see something they knew was going to be special. After a while, they were handed a small, circular disc. These executives were holding the first Compact Disc ever pressed. 30 years have passed since that day, and now, on the technology’s 30th birthday, we take a look back at how it became one of the world’s most popular formats.
Long before the Today Show, Richard Wilkins brought MTV to Australia as a program on Channel 9. This video from around 1988 is as charming as it is naive. It’s the early days of electronic music when sampling was considered theft. Beastie Boys, Ice T, Fresh Prince — sorry, Will Smith — Jazzy Jeff, Cold Cut, De La Soul and even Debbie Gibson try and get to the bottom of the question “is sampling art or stealing?”