|Everyone these days is a writer or photographer....|
May everyone have a blessed 2013, Happy New year!
Aloha, Check out my opinion article in the 01-30-13 edition of the Kaua'i garden island news, " Nothing is what it was."
It seems everyone and their brother has a blog, including yours truly. It seems everyone has a cell phone capable of taking photo's.
I was a Professional photographer for 35 years and am glad I am retired from the field. Don't get me wrong I love photography, but everything has changed. No more film, or filing negatives, no fed-x to the magazine your freelancing for, just a simple click of the mouse and not near as much money in it today as there was when I was practicing.
Writers also seem to be suffering as there are thousands of blogs and websites within all the search engines to answer everything about anything.
I guess it's OK? Restaurants didn't go out of business with the advent of frozen prepared meals, radio did not go out of business with the invention of the TV, Movie theaters did not go out of business with the advent of the VCR. The VCR didn't go out of business with the advent of the compact disc, or did it? The compact Disc didn't go out of business with the advent of live-streaming.
Marriage did not go out of business with the advent of same sex marriage, but what did happen is nothing is what it was, and nothing will ever again be what it is today.
All we can do is go with it or turn into crotchety old men and woman who start every sentence, "I remember when..."
Happy New Year, 2013!
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