Daguerre’s Dongle

Louis Daguerre was a pioneer in the invention and development of photography.

The image capture process that he invented is aptly named Daguerreotype.

Along the way, he solved many technical problems that involved chemistry and optics. It was a mighty struggle.

In today’s world of photography, there’s essentially a zero cost for creation. The days of a darkroom are over. The labor once required to go from camera to framed art is nearly nonexistent in today’s world.

Yet once in a while, a glitch arises. In this case, an obsolete cord suffered an unfortunate accident which put the workflow on hiatus.

In this case, the cord damage with the final blow to a machine that had served its time. With the cord went the machine.

I wonder what Daguerre would have to say about that.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies. 

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