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Thursday, 07 April 2011

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'[...] I have no way to digitize the portrait and show it.'

Mike,
maybe I am swearing in church (a Dutch way of putting it), but I find it so easy to just take a photograph (handheld even) with a DSLR of a bromide print and in that way digitalize it. It really suffices for low rez monitor viewing.
And I want to see that best portrait of yours!
Cheers,
Hans

Mike,

this post was so cryptic that a bit of Googling was required.

All I'm saying is that Lely Constantinople's recent work on the "Wonderbread Factory" in the "Recent" gallery on her website is worth at least a passing Random Excellence.

Mike,

You're not in the NW, us here in PDX are!!

It may work for you. However, students do not normally call their professor by their first name. Your Pentax K5 will digitize the photograph if there is no other option. You have a 35mm macro lens don't you?

Ray,
The Old Northwest, or Northwest Territory, was the territory northwest of the Ohio River--basically bounded by the Ohio, the Mississippi, and the Great Lakes. It comprised present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and parts of Minnesota.

That's why Northwestern University is in Illinois, just north of Chicago.

Mike

Ah.. thx. I've always wondered, being from the Akron/Cleveland area, about that Northwestern U. thing.

"... I have no way to digitize the portrait..."

that is so lame!

Well, to digitize it I would have to find it, and that could be quite an undertaking.

Mike

"...students do not normally call their professor by their first name"

At Quaker schools they do...

That's also why Northwest Airlines and Northwestern National Bank were headquartered in Minneapolis. (Both those names are gone; Delta now owns Northwest and uses the Delta name, and Norwest Bank bought Wells Fargo and uses the Wells Fargo name.)

Also why Schmidt beer is "the brew that grew with the Great Northwest", but that is perhaps rather less well known.

"students do not normally call their professor by their first name"

They don't? Since when? What schools?

We mostly called professors by their first names when I was in college in 1972. I was probably born at a near-perfect time -- dress codes and nearly all the related rules of formal behavior were falling just before I got to them.

In gradeschool and highschool we didn't (that's the ONLY place I've ever been where honorifics were routinely used). It was kind of funny -- once when showing up at the Carleton computer center to help the highschool math and computer teacher run the grade reports, I found myself walking into the room and addressing the college's director of computing by his first name (he was also mayor at the time, I think; maybe that was slightly later though) and the highschool teacher as "Mr. Anderson"

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