My friend Stewart Wolpin writes extensively about technology. But one of the things he does (and does so well) that few others do is wrote about technology from a sense of history. He has a new piece, that you can read here, which does that wonderfully -- a fascinating history on the 20th anniversary of the digital camera.
He begins by noting that the first digital camera (introduced on June 20, 1994) was made by, of all companies, Apple -- yet it was actually developed by Kodak. However, Kodak didn't want to be identified with the product, out of concern that it would impact badly on its film business. But how we got there from here, well, that's Stewart's tale.
At the very least, the article is great fun for the photos, including one of the initial digital camera prototype, which looks somewhat like a big toaster.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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