Nostalgic News

NOS logoContradictio in termino, or not really? The Dutch Broadcasting Foundation (NOS) started with a new initiative that I found quite interesting. As of this month, their online channel will broadcast the news of ten years ago. Meaning that today I can watch the news of 7th January 1999.

I watched it yesterday, and it was fun to see how the news was different, the anchors spoke more official and dressed very formal. Of course it is also interesting to see how some things haven’t changed over the course of years (trouble in Israel, the cannabis usage in NL is moderate, and sadly how rebels kill people in Congo). If you want to have a look yourself, you can go here, it is broadcasted every day at 12:30 and 21:30.

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Poladroid – simple yet great

As I grew up with it, I too was sad to see that Polaroid earlier this year decided to stop with making polaroid film (after stopping making the cameras in 2007).  Much was written about it in newspapers, blogs and magazines. Dazed & Confused, one of the few magazines I have a subscription on, even did a 24 spread on Polaroid photography.

Who didn’t love the sound that the camera would make or the anticipation of waiting for the picture to develop in front of your eyes? No need to miss it anymore with the free application from Poladroid. You can drag and drop your photos onto the Poladroid “camera”, and after a few seconds it spits out your unprocessed print (with the original sound!). You can watch it develop and then save and print it. Pretty fun UI! For  cool examples, go to the special Poladroid Flickr group. See my experiment below :-)

Yours truly in Nice

Yours truly in Nice