Giving away one of my worst kept secrets

What does a computer screen do better than a newspaper or magazine? What advantage does it have over print media?

For me, one of the answers is displaying photographs in their full glory, with all the brilliance, detail, and luminosity that’s impossible with print. Even the best, the ones you turned to for great pictures — Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, Life, etc. — couldn’t overcome the limitations of ink, paper, and size.

If you’ll peruse the Boston Globe’s “The Big Picture,” you’ll see what I mean. Pick a topic that interests you … and enjoy. This is photography at its finest. Big, bright, glorious.



Categories: Photography, Sci/Tech

4 replies

  1. I guest that is one reason why newspapers are having online versions – to appeal to those who may need better quality.

  2. As nice as it is to riffle through those Sunday morning papers, do the crossword puzzles, etc. this new medium is quite obviously unstoppable. It’s instantaneous nature is every bit as fascinating as that advantage which this post describes. One can only hope that with each great shift in media, the content will grow and improve. I still buy the Boston Globe on Sundays. It costs $4 up here in NH. The NYT is $6.

    • I was addicted to my morning paper for decades. Then I cut back to just the Sunday paper. I finally gave it up about five years ago when I realized that, more often than not, I was throwing it out without even opening it. It was no longer being thrown within arm’s reach of my front door. The paper didn’t change; the service did.

"Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance." ~ Plato

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