Poor hipsters. Thanks to the Internet and other technologies, their ability to pretend they’re special snowflakes and not just entitled, whiny losers who are going to pretend they’re independent and artsy until they either accidentally have children or go broke and thus have to go begging to daddy for a job is constantly threatened as everybody discovers the latest trends before they can be smug about them.
The latest attempt to seem special is going old-school. We’ll explain what’s going on, as well as document an Android smackdown, after the jump.
But, But, But Film Makes My Badly Shot Pictures Important!
First up, the trend among hipsters for analog technology, which is kind of like steampunk, only without the arts and crafts and with a strong dose of smug.
Hot on the heels of The New York Times revealing that pretentious future advertising executives and housewives are using typewriters to turn out their crappy short stories nobody wants to read is the discovery that teenagers, instead of using the crappy, shoddy point-and-shoot digital cameras of today are using the crappy, shoddy, point-and-shoot analog cameras of the 1980s.
The complaint, naturally, is that digital photography is “too perfect” and, hilariously, one teenage hipster even admits they don’t like being on the hook for screwing up their photos, because turning off the flash is haaaaaard, and apparently Daddy won’t buy them a camera with a manual control. Also, it’s totally the camera’s fault you don’t understand the basics of composition!
Of course, screwing around with an old film camera is a time-honored tradition for teenagers who like to think of themselves as tragic and misunderstood, who will later grow up to be drunken bloggers. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to unload the Minolta I stole out of my grandmother’s attic on eBay. And maybe see if I can hock that Selectric I’m using as a doorstop. Daddy needs whiskey.
NVidia Not Enjoying Its Time In the Honeycomb Hideout
Meanwhile, in the grown-up world, NVidia, or at least its inexplicably tan CEO, has decided to weigh in on the fact that for some inexplicable reason, Honeycomb tablets are having their backplates handed to them by Apple.