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Faux-tographers poser-ing for the camera companies

Or, how not to spend $3,000. Casual SLR owners today have dirt-cheap digital sensors capable of recording an image as useful for most purposes as their medium-format film predecessors a generation ago. Democratization of the Bayer array robbed the competent amateur of a valuable in-group marker: No longer can he assume that a bow of […]

Linguistic agitprop takes two ongoing assaults on his way of life quite seriously: eroding grammatical standards and creeping anti-Americanism. So when these threats marry in an unholy matrimony of linguistic agitprop, Orwell rolls over in his grave—and returns fire. Since when has the Queen’s English permitted such abominations as You voted for Obama, yes? and […]