Thursday, June 29, 2017

How the Camera Phone was Invented

When Philippe Kahn rushed his wife to the hospital to give birth in 1997, he had his camera, his laptop, his phone, and his soldering iron (which just happened to be in the car with his other tools). He wanted to share pictures of the new baby girl with family and friends immediately. So he spent the labor time figuring out how to do it. The result was the world's first camera phone. Because 2,000 people got to see Sophie the day she was born, we now have selfies, Instagram, and citizen journalism. (via Laughing Squid)


gwdMaine said...

I've actually been thinking about camera phones. Back to
when they first came out. Do you remember? Two really big
and loud issues:

Fear and Contoversy

. . .Oh, well, we can't solve that problem today. But we
can say with great assurance that photography and wireless
have a long and happy life together - just not integrated
together in a cell phone.

I love history. .

Miss Cellania said...

That second link was a laugh! Camera phones won't catch on because the technology isn't great. Well, if there's anything we humans know how to do, it's improve the technology.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Thank You! I've been wondering who to blame for the plague of selfies. Well, the non-naked ones anyway.