via Gizmodo (via the New York Times. via Kodak. In other words, this post is completely unoriginal and a sad excuse for blogging. Sorry.)
Digital cameras are everywhere. You can find them in your pocket, your phone, or buried in a teddy bear to catch the babysitter drinking your milk and not replacing it. Or your wife/husband cheating on you, whatever you want. There’s even a tiny digital camera staring at me right now in the form of a built-in webcam on the lid of my laptop. I never use it, but that’s beside the point.
It’s hilarious to look at this massive chunk of machine and even think it could be considered a digital camera. Does it upload to Facebook??? Even more fascinatingly, it recorded digital images on a CASSETTE TAPE and you could look at them on a TV. Apparently, focus groups thought it was dumb and useless. Brilliant. What a shame.