Depth of Field

Depth of field is easy with a film camera and a fast prime lens, and tricky to get with digital cameras – most have small image sensors, slow zoom lenses and image stabilization. One of the reasons I bought my Pentax MX-1 was that it has a large, relatively fast (f/2.8) zoom lens and a larger sensor than my trusty point-and-shoot digital camera. Shots like this show how close digital has come to film photography. I’m still not ready to get rid of the case of film in my freezer, though…

Virtual Scarcity

Remember Second Life? Apparently the world will be filled with dormant rabbits now that their DRMed virtual food supply will be shut down after a legal battle.

The rabbits aren’t dead, they simply can’t wake up without their DRMed virtual food.

Ozimals are a brand of “breedable” animals in the Second Life universe, players buy an egg with the hopes of getting an artificially scarce, rare version. In the case of Ozimals, they’re fed a DRM-protected virtual food (reminiscent of a William Gibson novel)

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