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Re: filmscanners: Best digital archive medium for scans?
Well, we're getting really off topic here, but if you have any knowledge
how Corbis operates with its photographers (which is a Bill Gates
company) you would know that he is not in it for the fun, philosophy, or
love of the art. And as to the limited time... all that was needed was
more scanners and scanner operators. Rather than canning the scanning
process, they could have speed it up.
Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Arthur writes:
> > Knowing Gates, it is all a money decision and they
> > likely already scanned the "best" (most sellable)
> > images ...
> It sounds like you don't know Gates at all. If he just wanted to make lots of
> money, buying something like a deteriorating archive of images would be a
> poor way to do it. Besides, he already has more money than he could ever
> so why would he want to waste any of his time making more? His main
> these days, as he has pointed out himself, is limited _time_, not limited
> > Gates also owns several other collections from
> > Europe, which unfortunately are also disintegrating.
> They would be disintegrating just as fast if he didn't own them.