Aah..those were the days…..!


I don’t know if you remember, not too long ago, when you had to do everything manually. Like if you wanted to find out information about suppliers, traders, organizations etc, you had to go to your local library, pull out several trade journals and wade through them till you found whatever you needed.

If you wanted to call someone, you looked through your Rolodex or diary to find their number. If you were in town or a new city or place and wanted to contact your loved ones, you had to find a pay phone, find the right coins and then make your call. You could not be contacted every single minute of the day, neither could you just call your friends or relatives at any time of day without finding a phone first.

And to contact somebody properly, you had to write a letter, find a stamp, post it, wait at least 7 days for a reply and then decide what to do…there were no fax machines or emails.

In some ways, even though I regularly and vehemently blast technology, it has made all those tasks so very much easier…I’m not afraid to admit that!

 

 

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About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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