Karen Nakamura: October 2008 Archives

The NYTimes has a moving article on the effects of depression:

Depression and the Nobel Prize - Well Blog - NYTimes.com:

"Anyone who has struggled with depression — either in themselves or a loved one — will be moved by the story of Douglas C. Prasher.

Dr. Prasher, who now drives a courtesy van for a car dealer, abandoned a life of scientific research years ago. Trained as a biochemist, Dr. Prasher has struggled over the years with bouts of depression.

His story wouldn’t be notable except for a startling fact: his early research led to a Nobel Prize-winning discovery about the inner workings of living cells. Dr. Prasher will not share in the glory or financial gains of the Nobel Prize, even though his work provided a critical ingredient in the breakthrough. Dr. Prasher’s touching story was explained by my colleague Kenneth Chang."

Depression is much more prevalent in academia than is acknowledged. Comments more than welcome.

An article in The Economist (Oct 17, 2008) on the author's grudging transition to digital photography from film mentions Photoethnography.com's take of the venerable Leica IIIf.

I'm sure somewhere in the universe, 10 msecs of fame have been debited from my account.

Equipment: Canon A-1 SLR

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It's been a very long while since I posted a classic camera review but I bought a Canon A-1 over the weekend at an antique mall. I haven't finished my first roll yet, but I'm very impressed by its handling. It's a considerably better camera than the Canon AE-1 Program that I used to own.

The link to the review is: http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/CanonA1.html

Comments more than welcome!

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