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Monday, December 1, 2003

Information overload

Matt Haughey, King of MetaFilter, has a neat demonstration of just how much information a single photograph taken with a Canon Digital Rebel packs (and as a bonus, the photo is of his cat).

What Matt doesn't mention is how much disk space taking all these photos takes up. A month and a half ago, I had a fair amount of space on my 120 GB hard drive. Today, I'm figuring out what to move to offline storage. One trip down the shore to take photos last week wound up eating up more disk space than two years of photos from my old 1.5 megapixel Kodak DC260. (I shoot in RAW format rather than JPEG, which exacerbates the situation.) I'm not complaining, mind you, just noting that these things take up an awful lot of space. I need to figure out a cataloging scheme that allows me to move these off to DVD-Rs while still being able to find them. I'm wondering if Extensis Portfolio might be the way to go. If anybody's got any suggestions that work on Mac OS 9, I'm all ears.

What Matt didn't mention in his post on his blog was something I found out by looking at the past few days of his great photoblog, Ten Years of My Life: the Digital Rebel was a surprise gift from a grateful (and anonymous) MeFi user. Now that's cool.

Posted at 8:48 PM

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"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

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