This morning Google tells me is the date that Louis Daguerre, a Frenchman responsible for some early developments in the world of photography was born. Well at least the day and month, the year was way back in 1787. I remember reading of people having a daugerrotype taken. But as so often I have no idea where along the path of invention he is actually located.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were nice timelines visible for each technological achievement? Like a map, with people, dates and what they produced along the way. It may make us all have more respect for each little contribution to advancement, rather than pretending one person alone created huge change.
However it’s also Friday morning, finalizing a big report, working on a presentation and a web-site await my eager attention, so I can’t linger here all day rambling on.
As it’s Friday its time for the weekend theme. Allowing Monsieur Daguerre to influence the decision somewhat, this week the theme is “A picture is worth a thousand words”. I first thought that could be somewhat trite and then realized my inspiration for it is really the web site Worth1000, a place to showcase the best of the digital editor’s creative work.
So have some fun with it. Serious or tongue in cheek. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post so others can follow the trail.
(just to whet your appetite if you have never visited Worth1000, here’s a sample from a competition there)