One of the things I’d forgotten I was going to write was about cameras. I have recently not bought a camera. This surprises me, since I really really really really want a digital camera. Also, you’d think, what with the whole ‘geek’ thing, that I’d have had one for years already. Oddly, no. Why?
Compact cameras suck, basically. Years ago, I bought one of the original Canon Ixus models. It’s absolutely beautiful, and apart from the fact that APS as a concept was a distinctly bad idea, it’s about as good as non-zoom compacts get. And guess what? I’ve practically never used it, since it’s only any good for taking snapshots, and I very rarely want to do that. I’ll still, very occasionally, shove it in my pocket when I’m going somewhere, but that’s about it.
I’d use a digital compact more, of course, but… no, I’m going to wait a little while longer. Because the chances are, my next mobile phone will be just about good enough for snapshot use. By the one after that, I wouldn’t be surprised if we start seeing ‘Sony Ericsson Nikon’ units: it’s one of the few bits of digital convergence that actually makes sense.
Besides, what I really want is a digital SLR. And I’ve just spent that money on furniture.