4.07.2008

Still Life: Day Five

Yeah, I missed a few days. I tried. I really did. I just got hit with a horrible sinus infection so, alas, I barely picked up my head let alone the camera.
Now to finish off my week of Still Lifes.

This was my first digital camera. It was a gift. A Kodak EasyShare CX6330

It has been broken now for at least two and half years. Someone I used to work with dropped it and a teeny little piece of plastic that goes where the batteries go fell out. That's it. I have yet to take it in to see if can be fixed (and if it's worth the price). I've been wanting a smaller digital camera to be able to just grab and throw in the diaper bag whenever we leave the house. Most days I don't want to lug or risk injury to my 'nice' camera. I think this will be the week to take in the Kodak.

I have a problem when it comes to cameras. Actually, I have this problem with most technological goodies. I am not a technically inclined person per se, I just have techno envy. Bad. I always have camera envy. Always have, always will. Lens envy too. It's ridiculous to oooh and aaahhh over a camera lens, especially in public. It may embarrass my husband a bit too, though he would never say. He might just say I'm a dork and leave it at that. Most Apple products give me horrendous techno envy. Finally, we got a Mac when our 12 year old Dell got really, really sick (it was great up until the end). I love my Mac, but now I wish I had gotten the laptop (and hello!, the Macbook Air blows my mind). Then it was iphone (I got over that really quickly actually), and now it is the ipod touch. Their products are beautiful. I know they have their flaws, but man are they slick! Now the other problem I have with this is the greedy feeling I get while having all this techno lust (and I haven't even touched upon the cameras!) I. Hate. The. Greediness. I have no need for these things. The toys I have now work great, are great products, and get done what I want and need to get done. I blame it on the marketing. How dare they market those shiny, fun, gadgets to me! Mass Consumer Marketing = 1, me = 0.

3 comments:

  1. Geez, I don't think you're a dork. But I have camera and lens envy, too. You know, you really SHOULD NOT have another sinus infection! That's just not right. I hope it departs quickly.

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  2. Might I recommend the book Options by Fake Steve Jobs? It is a hilarious read, one that has been passed around through all four members of my immediate family. I am an affirmed Mac lover (not the Air, though . . . I need my ports) who could never even conceive going back to a PC. I'm just waiting until the iPhone comes to my carrier and then I am there. However, I hear what you are saying about things working just fine. My iPod is about three to four years old and will most likely make it another year before I outgrown it.

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  3. Thanks for the book recommendation! I will add it to my Amazon wish list. Yeah, I don't know if I am high tech enough for the Air, but it is a pretty amazing machine. I still love the iphone, I just don't use my cell phone enough to justify it so I think I would be blissfully happy with the ipod touch. Ah, someday.

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