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Continuing on my cell phone theme...I was out on the town, testing the low-light capabilities of my D200 when I spotted this young lady seemingly lost in cell phone heaven. I noticed that she already had in her hand a very nice cell phone. This made me think of what the digital era has done to myself, and a whole bunch of people. I love electronics, and gadgets, and as a photo buff, I love the latest equipment. New cell phones are coming out faster than you can blink your eye. You can watch tv, play games, go on the internet, and a million other things with your cell, it's easy to forget that it's supposed to be a "phone" first, and foremost. Same with digital cameras; we're so obsessed with the latest, and greatest, it's easy to forget that it is a camera, meant for TAKING PICTURES!! The latest generation (even the previous generation) are so good, I can't imagine anyone needing more, but I will...and you will! Mark my words! I am not a particularly religious man, but this made me think of something the present Pope (Benedict) said recently. I don't recall his exact words, but he warned his flock to be careful not to make technology a god. I thought that was a great, timely statement reflective of the current digital era.

Note: This image was taken in a part of midtown sometimes known as "Korean-Town." The ISO was 800 at f/5.6

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