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Cocoons and silver linings

Back in the 1980s, a young marketing analyst called Faith Popcorn, one of the first soothsayers for the secular age we now call 'futurologists', came up with the notion of 'cocooning'. What she didn't see coming was the COVID-19 world, in which cocooning is becoming compulsory!

Is it time to cancel Adobe?

'Over the last few years, it seems like it’s become really cool to hate Adobe; kind of like how it’s cool to hate Coldplay,' Dawood wrote. 'Except the main difference is that Coldplay really does suck.'

Now, nothing against Coldplay, but people’s livelihoods don’t rely on Coldplay. They’re reliant on how Adobe sets its prices and changes things at will with fairly little consultation, and a ton of obfuscation.

Whither Olympus? Whither M43?

Perhaps the clearest 'leading indicator' of the future direction of the camera market is that in 2019, with over 40 cameras announced to date, there were only four new DSLRs. Looks like DSLRs won't be playing much of a role in that future.

BIFB rights a petty wrong

Inside Imaging is delighted to announce that Jeff Moorfoot (OAM), founder and retired creative director of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB), is finally being acknowledged on the BIFB website as the founder and inaugural creative director of the event.

It ain't much, but BIFB's About Us section has a new sentence, which says: 'Its Founding Director, Jeff Moorfoot OAM received an Order of Australia Medal for services to photography'. Jeff's instrumental role in creating the Ballarat Foto Biennale has gone curiously unacknowledged under the control of new BIFB creative director Fiona Sweet.