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A pet peeve of mine about the way news is reported

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by , 12th April 2010 at 03:46 AM (944 Views)
This is something that's been bothering me for quite a while.

Why don't people seem to know the difference between a scan and an image taken with a digital camera?

I see so many people calling the Black & White images "scans" despite the fact that they clearly aren't.

Do people honestly not know the difference?
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  1. Blackjack Gabbiani's Avatar
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    What I don't get is why these images, supposedly taken from magazines on the stands at this very moment, are usually snapped from cameras. Buy the damn issue, take it home, and slap it down on your scanner! Everyone wins!
  2. Dogasu's Avatar
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    Except...they're not on stands yet. Not officially, anyway.
  3. Blazaking's Avatar
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    Eh, its just 3 days more. Then we'll have real scans.
  4. Dogasu's Avatar
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    And in the meantime, I wish people would stop calling what we do have "scans." Because they're not.

    The same thing happened with all the info leading up to the release of HGSS, too.
  5. Kasumi's Avatar
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    Odd. I was just thinking exactly the same. It's ridiculous how people call scans what are obviously mobile phone camera snaps. :|
  6. Blastoise's Avatar
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    Language evolution/devolution, depending on your point of view and if--like George Orwell--you view use of words like cul de sac as a vicious assault on the sanctity of the slutty cheerleader of world languages.

    What were we talking about? Scans? Oh yeah.

    I think "scan" is used because it's a faster, shorthand way of saying "images of stuff that's out of a magazine" than "snapshot/cellphone pic of stuff in Japanese magazine that omits the shit most of you can't read anyway".
    Updated 12th April 2010 at 03:21 PM by Blastoise (orson welles george orwell po tay to po tah to)
  7. Dogasu's Avatar
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    Or, y'know, just "image" or "picture."
  8. Blastoise's Avatar
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    "Scan" is shorter than both of those. And one less syllable.

    "Scan" also carries a connotation on internet forums that isn't readily apparent in "image" or "picture" (IE the image in question originates from a magazine).
  9. Ekard's Avatar
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    Scan also denotes the concept of it being an entity in 'real' life that has been photographed and (re)digitized. Think of when you photocopy something, it is scanning a tangible entity. Therefor, the digitization of this entity is called a scan, in the same light (in spite of not using a photocopier, but still a photo copying device) the tangible entity is digitized.

    In short, I believe it is a fair misuse of the word, at worst.
  10. Dogasu's Avatar
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    I honestly don't think people are thinking about it that much. They're just using "scan" as a blanket term because they're too lazy to make the distinction.
  11. Ekard's Avatar
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    Fair enough. It probably is the same thing when people use the word Rhetoric. So often people believe that has to do with questions, solely.
  12. Rex Kamex's Avatar
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    Or when people mix the term "season" with the term "region Ash travels in."

    The "scans" thing... honestly I hadn't really paid attention to that until people called it out recently. But yeah, it is strange how people do this. It's not an outrage (not that anyone's saying it is), but there really isn't a legitimate reason that people do this.
  13. βƹβƹ ɱɪɢηѻη's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogasu
    I honestly don't think people are thinking about it that much. They're just using "scan" as a blanket term because they're too lazy to make the distinction.
    Yes, I realize I'm replying to a year old post, but whatever.

    Maybe they're not too lazy, but maybe they just don't realize it?

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