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Look at this Photograph - 72523
Every time I do, it makes me laugh.
Now that I’ve got that stuck in your head, let’s jump in!
The Daily Rabbit Hole: Most Photographed places in the world.
Somehow Seattle ranked 6th here.
The pop culture of today becomes the meme of tomorrow. If that hasn’t already been a quote, feel free to attribute it to me. One thing I find fascinating about having lived in the pre-Internet world is the way old things find their way to the forefront again through memes. Take Nickleback’s music video for their infamous song Photograph for a prime example.
For the millennial crowd specifically, just know that most of Gen Z is only aware of the song for the meme. They don’t even know the lyrics.
The ‘Wait, What?’ Vortex: There’s a well documented “Rick Roll” origin story worth watching.
An amazing story that makes you ask the prerequisite question for this section multiple times, but in the end .. it just makes sense how this became the Internet’s all-time meme.
The Rise & Fall of Polaroid …
Like many things I try to bring to your attention, others have done a better job of actually documenting and detailing the stories, anecdotes, and beyond on the topic of Polaroid. Yet, I encourage you to take a leap into that link and learn how the one time king of an industry crashed into irrelevance because it outlines and teaches us about the future.
The most interesting takeaway for me was that Polaroid actually led in the digital camera space early, thanks to over 40% of its research and development budget going to the digital space. Inertia won out though, and the company’s leadership just believed that people were going to want something physical in perpetuity. When you’re making profits, even if they are decreasing, you get comfortable. Comfort doesn’t lend itself well to success - even that of the non-capitalistic sort.
Happy Tuesday to all of you in discomfort.
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