Digital Cameras in Technical Communication
From my experience the flash functions do influence people in suchenvironments. I just wouldn't go collocating that with anything suggestive of "winning friends" .
And, as they become increasingly cheaper, it would be nice to know those
places in the UK still offering courses in Technical Communication as a
generic vocational qualification have invested in a few units so students can learn for themselves when, and under what conditions, they're genuinely suited to technical photography applications as well as when, and under what conditions, the traditional 35mm SLRs they mimic wouldn't be up to the job.
Anyone who has mitigating experience of this medium and can expand on what kinds of technical photographic work the digital camera is ideally suited to is invited to follow up. As are education providers in the public sector who deal in Technical Communication welcome to demonstrate how they have integrated this limited but, potentially, versatile and powerful new medium into their existing curricula.
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 he's also like this about his computer despite the questions I keep
answering for him about why it keeps behaving in ways he doesn't expect. And what a heat sink is. I keep having to remember that the fetish value of computer operation in the days when liquid nitrogen was a pre-requisite for calculations requiring more than 1K of RAM is something those of us who cut our teeth on MSX contemporaries and ATARI VGCs just don't appreciate. It's perhaps best exemplified by the BBC's properties department's iconic approximation of "a computer", notionally situated in the Tax Office, in the long-running '70s sit-com "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em...". In this instance "a computer" was the casing from an upright overstrung piano, paintedwhite,
with 2 spinning tape reels, disproportionately large light panels thatmade
MB's Simon game look compact and audio feedback that gave theRadiophonics
Workshop a chance to employ all manner of previously unusable sounds.Not
forgetting, of course, the copious amounts of white smoke billowingwhich,
as we all know, substitute adequately for incomprehensible error-codesto
signify operator-induced dysfunction in any well-designed machine tothisday ;?).
 which reminds me why it is I knew how to operate most functions onmost
digital watches a couple of years before I owned one and raises thequestion
whether the most effective approach to product testing of interfacedesign
isn't giving your product to the denizens of 10 Primary Schoolplaygrounds
and, if less than 80% of pre-syntagmatic schoolchildren know how to workit
within a week then you redesign it.
 wedding photo's appear to be by nature promiscuous. But nobodyrushes to
offer you shots of, say, a close-up of their new motherboard, the
heat-shrinker in their warehouse or a step-by-step outline of how todilute
concentrated HCl. or victim - OW!!! Those things HURT!!!
 except those which sneering voyeurs, without invitation or, indeed,any
explicit connection at all, arrogantly poefy, safe, from day-to-day,between
 'awhile': indefinite quantifier, relating to time, and featuring a
compound Diectic - the only compound Diectic lexicographically admitted
AFAICT - and a form Ruqaiya Hasan appears not to comment on despite
structural and functional similarity with its durative equivalent
'meanwhile', itself a rather interesting compound archaism worthy of an
essay by more astute etymologists than I (Halliday, MAK and Hasan,Ruqaiya;
COHERENCE IN ENGLISH; Longman Harlow/NY, 1976; ISBN 0-582-55041-6).
 ditto paparazzi applications
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