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Re: Smoking and Law
Poster: firstname.lastname@example.org (Fred Homan)
Alfredo el Bufon wrote the following:
> Is it a fact that flash photography _is_ banned on the grounds of
> obtrusive modernerity, rather than on the grounds that it assaults
> the sensibilities of others? After all, non-flash photography is
> also modern.
If it isn't, it should be the rationale of the law. I do see allowing
modern photography (Non-flash variety), though, because we are otherwise
passing up the opportunity to do what our predecessors in the Middle Ages
paid lots of money to do: record people. After all, that's why portraits
were a big deal, right? Besides, mundanely speaking, photographs provide
a useful tool for showing what we do, how we do it, etc as propaganda.
And, also mundanely, a lot of people I know like taking pictures as
keep sakes and remembrances. "Look, there's me and Hrothgar at Pennsic
XIV. Remember that one? That's when Althaea and I first..." Well, you
get the picture!
Aedric the Green IKA Fred Op
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