Tag Archives: Lansdale

McLuhan and the PHSC

Toronto. An oft repeated axiom is that you are never more than six degrees removed from someone famous. As time has pased, I have always admired the accuracy of this simple statement, which brings me to Marshall McLuhan and his … Continue reading

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Sam Schlifer – December 18, 2017

Toronto. Our good friend and fellow PHSC member Sam Schlifer passed away this past Monday, December 18, 2017. I last saw and spoke with Sam at our fall fair on October 15th. Sam joined the PHSC back in 1980. Amongst … Continue reading

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Digital still needs a Pro Photographer

Toronto. Kurt Iswarienko in a recent article on PetaPixel discussed the digital darkroom. Basically, the article noted that while moving from chemistry to pixels meant an easier task to transform a shot, it still took a professional photographer to make … Continue reading

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We Have a remarkable Editor

Toronto. As I ate breakfast last Friday (Nov 4th), I read with interest the Globe’s obituary for¬†Kelly Gotlieb, the father of Canadian computing. Gotlieb earned that title when while ¬†associated with the U of T, he imported Canada’s earliest computer … Continue reading

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Marilyn Bell and the English Channel, Summer 1955

Toronto. Anyone living in the 1950s remembers the excitement created by a teen-aged Marilyn Bell when she became the first person to swim across Lake Ontario the late summer of 1954. At left is a Bob Lansdale photograph of young … Continue reading

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