the inventor of the digital camera

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Luke, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Here's a short video I just stumbled across. Perhaps you've seen it already. If not, it's a great way to spend a couple minutes.....
    <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/22180298?portrait=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/22180298">Inventor Portrait: Steven Sasson</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/davidfriedman">David Friedman</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
     
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  2. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Have NOT seen it, thanks!
     
  3. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    I had a chance to listen him at National Geographic Headquarters Kodak awards. I have couple photos of the prototype. He said his managers at Kodak told him who is going to watch their photos on a tv screen... The rest is history.
     
  4. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    That's the hallmark of a good invention. It's so disruptive that people can't see the point to it. Here are some other examples. Ethernet was developed at Xerox. They didn't see the point to it. The Apple I was developed when the Woz was at HP, they turned it down over and over again. Yahoo was offered Google for $200K, they didn't think it was worth it. The cool thing about tech is that both Xerox and HP didn't block those inventions even though they could have. Traditionally, many companies will just take that property and stick it in the closet since it is company property. Both Xerox and HP didn't do that. They let those crazy kids go off with their gadgets and let them pursue their dreams.
     
  5. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Thanks for posting this, Luke!
     
  6. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    ahhhhhhh typical of the digital throwaway mentality isn't it, the first digital image taken was of Joy, a lab technician, and he didn't bloody save that photo for historical purposes.
     
  7. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Here is the oldest ever found audio recording (or earliest audio recording ever found, depending whether you're a glass half full or half empty kinda of person):

    BBC NEWS | Technology | Oldest recorded voices sing again

    I remember reading about this a couple of years ago and I was incredibly fascinated we can actually hear a voice from all the way back in 1860. Totally fascinated.
     
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  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    if we're in nostalgic mode, I can't help adding this again ...

    victorian-1.
     
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  9. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I like that decent sense of humour from government types. Very rarely seen.
     
  10. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Nothing to do with the Govt. It's a trust set up by C&W (mind you, there is a view that C&W was an unofficial arm of the British Gov in the first half of the 20th C ...)
     
  11. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Ah well, no wonder they have a decent sense of humour then!
     
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm sorry Paul, but can you translate. What is C & W?
     
  13. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Country & Western
     
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  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cSZfUnCK5qk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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  15. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hehehe Cable & Wireless