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So I guess Calvin’s dad wasn’t telling the truth after all?

So I guess it turns out that the world didn’t really turn color sometime in the 1930s?

This is from 1922, and is one of the earliest recordings ever of natural color on film. You can see it again now because technological civilization is awesome.

This clip is a very early, full-color Kodachrome film made by Kodak in 1922 to test new film stock and color processing. . . . The color and lighting are exquisite—all warm reds with flattering highlights—making it a purely enjoyable thing to watch. In 1922, for all its technical achievements, Kodak hadn’t yet done away with the flicker that gave movies one of their earliest and most enduring nicknames: the “flicks.” The flicker resulted from variations in film speed produced by the slow, hand-cranked cameras of the time and by variations in the density of the film itself . . . .

— Joan Neuberger, This 1922 Kodachrome Test Footage is Strangely Bewitching, in The Vault at Slate (February 8, 2013)

Wednesday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://xkcd.com/887/">Future Timeline. <cite>xkcd.com</cite> (2011-04-17)</a>.  <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-04-18.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110330/21570213703/big-media-to-innovative-app-maker-stop-innovating-without-our-permission.shtml">Big Media To Innovative App Maker: Stop Innovating Without Our Permission! | Techdirt. <cite>www.techdirt.com</cite> (2011-04-18)</a>. "And, honestly, if creating an app that makes it easier to read your content is a threat to your business, you're doing business wrong." <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-04-18.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1944">boardgames are to monopoly as comics are to garfield, THAT&#39;S RIGHT I SAID IT. <cite>Dinosaur Comics</cite> (2011-04-19)</a>. I blame the Georgists. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://aaeblog.com/2011/04/18/austro-californian-empire/">Austro-Californian Empire? Roderick, <cite>Austro-Athenian Empire</cite> (2011-04-18)</a>. <q>While in San Diego I’ll be meeting with the San Diego Austrians and the Café Libertalia folks on Thursday night. Details here (for the socially mediated).</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/eye_of_the_storm/2011/04/if-i-was-interested-in-starting-aresistance-movement-i-would-proceed-by-simulated-terrorism-such-a-procedure-is-suggeste.html">if i was interested in starting a...resistance movement, i. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2011-04-19)</a>. <q>if i was interested in starting a...resistance movement, i would proceed by simulated terrorism. such a procedure is suggested by things like this, where i&#39;m thinking the authorities evacuated a mall or at least closed in en masse to get a guy wandering around a mall with a rifle, when it...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Tuesday 2011-04-19.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://www.copblock.org/2766/birmingham-officers-who-beat-man-while-he-was-unconscious-to-be-reinstated/">Birmingham officers who beat man while he was unconscious to be reinstated. Dr. Q, <cite>Gangsters in Blue</cite> (2011-04-15)</a>. <q>On January 23, 2008 Birmingham police officers attempted to stop and question one Anthony Shannon Warren about suspected drug activity. Warren fled in his car. Because interrogating people about suspected involvement in activities that harm no one is much more important than public safety, the officers decided that the best...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://cherylcline.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/on-controlling-parents/">On Controlling Parents. <cite>der Blaustrumpf</cite> (2011-04-20)</a>. "Many of the comments, like the author herself, blame Rand for the father’s selfishness.  What struck me is not the awfulness of Rand’s philosophy, though awful it is, but that a seemingly infinite number of options are available to parents who wish to justify abuse.  A hardcore Objectivist parent is rare, thankfully, but it’d be easy to envision a Christian parent who would justify similar deprivation as a lesson in altruism and humility – the very opposite  of Rand’s alleged ideals." - Cheryl Cline <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://darianworden.com/blog/2011/04/free-market-anti-capitalism/">Free Market Anti-Capitalism Paper Online. DarianW, <cite>DarianWorden.com</cite> (2011-04-19)</a>. <q>My contribution to the 2011 APEE Topics in Free-Market Anti-Capitalism panel is now available for download from my archives page: Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and Progress: Partners or Adversaries? The paper disentangles the concepts of capitalism, free enterprise, and progress in the context of the early Industrial Revolution. While a lot...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/04/20/digital-cash-sparks-digital-de">Digital Cash Sparks Digital Debate. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-04-20)</a>. <q>Writing in Time, of all places, Jerry Brito discusses Bitcoin, the latest alternative currency to capture the digerati&#39;s imagination: The web has also seen all-purpose digital currencies, from defunct dot-com bubble start-ups Flooz and Beenz, to the slightly more successful e-gold. Unlike cash, however, digital currencies to date have had a...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-20.)</em></p></li>

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