From: Wendy Christensen <wendy.nul> Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:18:59 -0500 Archived: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:40:21 -0500 Subject: Re: The List Fades To Black I think the greatly reduced UFO UpDates List traffic in recent times is indicative not of other outlets on the internet, but of a major existential crisis in ufology. It has to do with cell phones. Just in the last few years, the earth has been blanketed in ubiquitous camera coverage. Billions of people now carry high quality cameras everywhere they go. These devices are virtually extensions of our hands, always at the ready to instantly record whatever happens, anywhere. (Check out the many "flash mob" videos on youtube to see how immediately and completely these events are recorded, from multiple viewpoints and by numerous observers.) And yet - ufologists are still picking away at the bones of Trent and (always!) Roswell. There should be, by now, thousands of clear, high-quality UFO images, with more appearing by the minute, to bicker about. So, where are all those pictures? I believe that this phenomena - the lack of expected imagery -- has caused many observers to take a giant step back and say, "Something is not right here." Could there, after all, be "no there, there?" In any case, I will miss this list. Despite the curious lack of new imagery, there are still many mysteries that need solving. And finally, Thank you, Errol, for all your hard work and laudable patience. Purrrrrs... wac -- sig file Wendy Christensen, The Cat Herder" Cultural Ailurologist, Cat Writer, Cat Artist, Cat Jeweler "All Cats, All the Time"" Handmade Cat Jewelry for Cat Lovers http://www.wendycats.com Cat Art, Cat Portraits, Cat Illustration http://www.outwittingcats.com Great Cat Advice! CatTweats on Twitter If you have cats, you need my NEW book: Outsmarting Cats: How to persuade the Felines in your life to Do What You Want Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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