May 10, 2005

Modern Times

Much ink has been spilled and many pixels have been, um, pixelated describing the effect that the digital revolution is having on the entertainment industry. Musicians are seeing their songs traded for free online and movie studios are nervous about ever-faster broadband connections that allow computer users to download feature-length movies in a matter of seconds.

One overlooked victim of our digital age is the professional wedding photographer. Tech Dirt looks briefly at the challenges faced by the modern wedding photographer. Scanners, photo printers and online services such as Flickr are changing the way in which brides, grooms and their families get reprints of their favorite wedding snapshots.

Thanks to Michael for the heads up.

I am knee deep in book writing and spent half of today researching marriage license information - how to get one, waiting periods, fees - for every state in the union. DC, too. If you want to know how much it costs to get married in Spokane or Springfield, I'm your man. And if you're thinking about marrying your cousin, I now know more than I ever wanted to about where that's okay.

Posted by Doug at May 10, 2005 06:49 PM

Okay, where is it okay to marry your (first) cousin? Seriously, it is anywhere?

Posted by: ellison at May 11, 2005 07:00 PM

I'll have to look it up again, but there are a surprising number of places where second cousins can marry and even one where first cousins can marry...the only qualification being that they are over a certain age - 50 or 65, can't remember - and unable to reproduce. Genetic counseling is also a requirement in other cases.

I'll go back and look at my notes.

Posted by: Doug at May 11, 2005 11:50 PM