Friday, January 14, 2005

Chris the Digital Camera Specialist

At Dick Smith Electronics yesterday, the ever-observant Marie noticed that the checkout guy's badge said "Digital Camera Specialist". We've been "researching" (translate: procrastinating) a digital camera purchase for months now, so she asked him to show us what's what.

Chris is good! He knows his stuff, and he recommends what he actually uses. (Canon is a really good brand, by the way. They make their own components, so service and repairs are simple) But what's really funny is how he became Digital Camera Specialist.

Turns out there was another Chris at the shop before him, who was Digital Camera Specialist. When he left, why not give the badge to the other Chris? Of course, Chris had been understudying so he knew about digital cameras, but it must've been great for the company - they didn't need to make another badge!

How about you? Who's badge do you find yourself wearing today? Are you going to step up to the mark, or shy away? Don't be like Bob Dylan:

"Mama take this badge from me... feels like I'm knocking on heaven's door"

Heaven is for when you're dead ... for now, live on earth! And wear the badge with pride!


At 2:58 PM, Blogger Sandra said...

Here, here on Canon -- I'd recommend them. I don't know how high-end you're looking, Simon, but I have the Power Shot S10 Elph, which is quite a nice, basic camera. Hasn't let me down, yet.

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Simon said...

Cool. Are you a bit of a photographer yourself? The one I have in mind
is the Powershot A85 (4.0 megapixel ... didn't quite know what
megapixels were until yesterday)

At 10:51 PM, Blogger Borscht said...

Is she a photographer -- tisk, tisk -- it would seem our fair Simon hasn't been visiting Sandra's fair blog in some time:

In case you forgot, it's

A good read, indeed.

-- AM

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Simon said...

Oops! Well, I've seen a fine collection of Sandra's pics now ... nice!

I also got this reply to the original post from Henderson, Auckland-based database consultant Peter Jelleyman (

Hey Simon

Really liked blog of January 14, 2005 (DSE Camera Specialist).
The idea of a badge to me is usually demeaning; a label, a category, almost
an expose for a private person at heart like me.

But - you put badges in a different light, something to live up to! A
standard to aspire to. A medal of honour... Good on yer, mate!!!



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