I made yet another trip to the Salvation Army yesterday to donate more unused clothes, books, and my 12-year old 35mm camera.
My office has a lounge with a bookcase, so I’ve been dropping off my more subversive fiction (Post Office, The Catcher in the Rye) and non-fiction books (Culture Jam, Commodify Your Dissent) for coworkers’ benefit in the hopes of sharing some of my views on consumerism and life with them. I figured books on cocktails, mystical Persian poetry, and string theory might be better suited for the Salvation Army crowd.
My 35mm Minolta camera, which has worked wonderfully since the mid-90’s, is far past it’s prime from a cultural, financial, and convenience perspective. In Belize last year, a person who took my picture gave me a look when he held it as though I’d been living under a rock for not going digital by the year 2006. Before heading to the Salvation Army, I dropped by a pawn shop to see if I could hawk it after I saw no interest through Craig’s List, and the old lady basically laughed in my face!
I have to admit though, I’m extremely pleased with my new Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital Elph!