Some time ago I created a category this blog that I called “The Bleeding Edge”. I posted entries in that category that dealt with situations where technology did not perform as we all would wish. It grew to be very popular – even more popular than most of my photographic posts. That created a dilemma. Since it was getting a lot of readership, I didn’t want to stop doing it. However, the audience that this blog was originally intended for is more interested in photography than technology. Although the two are inextricably intertwined, most photographers care far more about the photography part; the technology should be the servant, not the focus of attention. For these people – who were my original intended audience – the Bleeding Edge posts were probably unwelcome distractions.
I decided to deal with the situation by splitting this blog into two pieces. There will be no more Bleeding Edge entries in the blog that you are now reading. For those of you who care about that kind of thing, there’s a new blog, devoted entirely to the Bleeding Edge. You can access the new blog at http://www.kasson.com/bleeding_edge/ . If there’s a post about some highly technical aspect of photography that does not relate to the larger information-technology world, it will appear here.
Having made the decision to split up the blogs, I then had to decide what to do with the old Bleeding Edge entries in this blog. Since they are already indexed by search engines, and pointed to by other blogs and fora, I decided to leave them where they were.
I hope this makes sense to both the people who subscribed to RSS feeds from “The Last Word” to get the photographic information, and those who subscribed mainly for the technical material. If you want to get the RSS feeds from the Bleeding Edge, you’ll have to subscribe again there.
Does this help? Comments are always welcome.