Out with the old in with the new is a good motto for staying on top of new technology, but there's really no reason to burn the 35mm film we have left. Don't worry Olympic committee, we've solidly transitioned to the age of digital photography.
It's being referred to as a "golden cheesegrater" in various circles. The public seems to hate it. Still, at 800 grams, this is the lightest Olympic torch yet. And that's important, because a lot of people are going to carry the thing a long way.
We'd never want the burden of carrying the Olympic torch, not so much because of the pressure, but because we're out of shape and there's a distinct possibility that we might burn ourselves. However, we're more than willing to look at the NYT timeline of the Olympic torches over the last 70 years and appreciate the…