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1 July 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Olympus Air, women in photojournalism, Facebook's cold storage center and historical aerial shots of San Francisco.

  • Derrick Story succinctly explains What Makes the Olympus Air Different, "a palm-sized cylinder with a 16MP M4/3 sensor and lens mount." Now available for pre-order, incidentally, from Adorama and B&H.
  • In Women in Photojournalism, Ruth Fremson sets out to discover "how my colleagues now see the field, given what they endured." The list includes Kathy Willens, Diana Walker, Bob Daugherty, Mike Feldman, Nicole Tung and Kitra Cahana. With a 16-image slide show.
  • Rich Miller peeks Inside Facebook's Blu-Ray Cold Storage Data Center, the company's solution for long-term data storage. With 82 percent of its traffic focused on just eight percent of its photos, the company has been looking for a "cold storage" option.
  • Katie Down collected 31 Historic aerial shots of the Bay Area. "During the 1950-70s," she notes, "the Chronicle had several staff photographers who were also pilots." Thanks for the tip, Bill!

More to come...

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