Daily Archives: 2007-04-10

Lost Photos of NYC

Sam works for the New York City Store now as Marketing Manager.

There is a book signing tonight at the City Store that I’m going to go to. Eugene de Salignac was the official photographer of NYC bridges for thirty years at the beginning of the 20th century. His work was carefully filed away in the archives and forgotten about. Recently, Michael Lorenzini found 20,000 glass plates of Eugene’s and published them in “New York Rises – The Photographs of Eugene de Salignac“.

I suggested to Sam that she tell the Dead Programmer about the signing and he’s coming! I’m excited – Michael’s writing is some of my favorite – it’s always a pleasure when he updates and I see something new in my feed reader.

The Nanny State

My coworkers were chortling behind me about some hilarious commercials.

I couldn’t help but remember that once upon a time seat belts were after-market add-ons. When the legislation came out requiring them in cars, the same kind of folks were saying the same sort of things. Security and Liberty are always a balancing act – you can’t ever trump one with the other.