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Paul Jefferies December 15th, 2006 07:29 PM

Old Chestnuts
I was thinking today about some of the pearls of wisdom that I've heard down the years whenever a new technology comes out. These include:
"It'll never be as good as Beta-SP"
"You can't edit DV footage"
"FIlms will always be shot on Film"
(plus of course "Film will be dead in 5 years" - this was sometime around 1990)
"LCD screens will never be good resolution"
"DV is not good enough for broadcast"
"HD will always have to be edited on tape, as computers will never be fast enough"
Of course you may consider some of these to be true... but I'd like to hear others

Frank Granovski December 15th, 2006 09:31 PM

May I quote your pearls? :-)

Dale Guthormsen December 15th, 2006 11:22 PM

while my slow p4 is rendering I thought I would knock oround dv info net and found this wonderful post.

I had some good chuckles.

In the early 80's I was teaching computers, went to an inservice and the facilitator was asked if computers would be able to just be talked to and give responses.
To my dismay he said that would never happen, for a barage of reasons.
I spoke up and explained how that wouldn't be that hard.

I also chuckle when I recall all the excitement around storing 60,000 bytes of information on a magnetic bubble the size of a marble or less.

today it is laughable. In my book the only limitations lie in the mind.

thanks for the post.

Paul Jefferies December 16th, 2006 06:56 AM


Originally Posted by Frank Granovski
May I quote your pearls? :-)

You can quote me, but of course it wasn't me who said these things, I only had them said to me (I would never make uninformed comments about new technology, based just on rumours I heard somewhere which I mistakenly took to be fact, honest...)

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