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My 15 Minutes

Today I had my 15 minutes of fame. The Berkeley-based online news website discovered some of my photos from the late 1960′s and 70′s and did a feature article on them, and me.

This was very nice. Tracey Taylor from called me Monday and we talked about photography, Flickr as social-media, and nostalgia for the “good old days”, if there ever were good old days.

Tracey did a fine job of capturing my sentiments and included a small handful of my images in the text, with links to my Berkeley collection on

Which got me thinking … I really should put down some thoughts here regarding photography in the digital age. I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to understand two things: what makes music appealing, and what makes a good photograph, and why. I have opinions about both, but no answers. It’s all still a mystery… as all art should be.

Anyway, here’s the article.  I hope to dig up some more images from the vault and post them soon. Stay tuned.

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Richard Friedman lives in Oakland, CA, is a freelance tech writer/editor, web designer, photographer, is a Director of Other Minds, wrote his first computer program in 1962 for the IBM 650. It played dice. He is also a ham radio (AG6RF) operator, and he also takes a lot of photographs, composes music, and does a weekly radio program on KALW called Music From Other Minds.
He is not Kinky.

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Other Websites Worth Visiting:
Other Minds New Music
Internet Archive Entire Internet, Archived
New Music Box American Music Center
UBU WEB A Treasure of Recorded Sound, Music/Poetry!
BoingBoing A Directory of Wonderful Things

Music Blogs Worth Reading:
Kyle Gann's "PostClassic"
Miguel Frasconi, composer/performer
Overgrown Path
Sequenza 21 Forum
Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise

Photo Blogs Worth Viewing:
mooncruise* Photo Magazine
FILE Photo Magazine
Nassio: NYC, etc
Street 9:NYC

Uncategorizable Yet Notable: NYC Steet Signs
Lichtensteiger: Cagean Website
Ben Katchor: Picture Stories

Internet Radio Stations:
Concertzender NL
RadiOM OtherMinds Archives
Kyle Gann's Postclassic
Robin Cox's Iridian Radio


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I started All I Know in June 2004 using Pivot, and
All I Know² Second Edition, in September 2006 using Movable Type.
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