Add in shooting in RAW and/or long exposure (no, the Milky Way doesn't really look like that), Photoshop, and now--for video--deep fake technology. It's crazy, man. When the average dude off the street has the technology to make major political figures appear to say or do whatever they want them to on video, we're in for a whole new world of hurt.
Will be interesting to see what technology they'll come up with to defend against this stuff.
@trivet When my 8yo was a bit younger he asked why old pictures were black and white. Totally used the "because color hadn't been invented yet" line. Pretty sure I would've gotten away with it but my wife overheard and put an end to it.
@BritsnSwedes-was-MINIGTI My recollection is that broadcast news was pretty boring back then (though we certainly had the normal local news nonsense). Of course even CNN was reasonably respectable. For really low quality news I think you had to turn to E! and get your celebrity gossip.
@ttyymmnn Yeah, well just getting some of them to watch the fucking video, is like pulling teeth from a fucking alligator these days, trust me. 95% of the drawings my kids turn in, they actually do have the answer key in front of them, and many of them still look at me like I'm some kind of asshole when I won't tell them WHICH dimensions are missing. I've literally screamed at them on occasions, "YOU HAVE THE ANSWER KEY IN FRONT OF YOU!"
@Manwich Could be an entertaining one, though I'd have to throw in this curve-ball from a childhood split between home internet being uncommon/unavailable/impractical and it becoming ubiquitous.
MindMaze was my jam.
I remember just staring at the library image on the landing page of Encarta, it just seemed like the kind of place you could sit in for hours of peaceful bliss with all that greenery, light and books lol.
@s65 In the Tenth Anniversary Book, he says that he received immense pressure to allow merchandise, and even though he refused, some vulgar and obscene t-shirts still surfaced. Merch, especially the illegal stuff, just doesn't reflect the spirit of the strip.
@ttyymmnn There was a modification made to the house, pushing up the second story roof. I met the owner one time and had a long chat with him. He told me what the house would be worth, but I do not recall.
@ttyymmnn Home Ec and "Shop" should be high school graduation requirements. I've spent a lot more time cooking and putting up shelves since I graduated from high school than solving quadratic equations.
@ttyymmnn Inheriting the fortune has been by far the most effective and popular way to wealth for centuries and centuries so you're right on with the "Gen-Z is nothing new"!
The two most popular ways to being rich are A: crime and B: inheritance. Obviously the best strategy is to have you parents do the crimes so you can inherit the money. (And seriously, go take a peek into the histories of the big, wealthy families and nobility of the world. It's amazing how many of them started out by doing things that were illegal and/or amazingly unethical!)
@ttyymmnn Oh man Calvin and Hobbes was ALL I read growing up. I think I have 13 of his books. It amazes me how many people don't even know about them, I stopped referencing them.
@chariotoflove What I love about that image is that Calvin is over the top into it while Hobbes, clearly the more mature of the crew, is keeping a stiff upper lip through it all. I'm reminded of the motorcycle chase in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
@i86hotdogs Yeah, don't get me wrong. I'd much rather see owners using their vehicles for how they're intended (off-road, on-track, etc) than just for heading to the mall or as a trophy in their garage.