iPhone fake polaroid look....
Take a look at facebook these days and there seems to be a mini mania for the polaroid 'look'. On the one hand the emulation technology is impressive but it is sad to contrast with the demise of the real thing. I think what irks me most is that I suspect many buying into this craze care not a hoot about the demise of film.
I play guitar and in the audio realm I've found digital emulation to be really useful. My little Vox valvetronix emulates quite convincingly the sounds of some famous tube amps, plus I can use those sounds at a low, practice volume. Yet for guitarists - including professionals - all tube is still king. Emulation and the real thing sit happily side by side without the one threatening to displace the other.
Anyhow, I just wish that more of the fake polaroiders would go out and shoot some of the real thing!