Friday, December 03, 2004

Back in the Day

I don't know why, but I've always loved reading old computer magazines and advertisements (old being ~10 years before whatever year it happens to be). One of my "one of these days" projects is to create a website dedicated to the unbridled optimism, fallen prophecies, and educated harrumphing of the "golden age" of personal computing (whenever I figure out when that is, was, or will be).

Great example, from (1990):
Toshiba has developed a digital still camera which can store pictures to memory card. The MC200 can handle up to 400,000 pixels creating ultra-clear images. Pictures taken can be stored on a PC. It costs a trifling £10000.
Two years ago, when I bought a Dell machine for home, I got a 1-megapixel digital camera as a free perk. I gave it to my three-year-old to play with.

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