At 04:06 AM 3/02/2005 -0800, you wrote:
>Since I live in Kodak-town and there has been much discussion of Kodak's
>film business, I thought I'd pass on this article in the local paper.
>Anyway, it's a good news story for the local economy.
A para in the article got my attention, it says:
"Looking ahead, analysts predicted that Kodak, Sony and Canon would
continue as the three major players in a fiercely competitive market. Chute
said the competition would center on new features that go beyond megapixels
"All of a sudden you take it from being a camera to an Internet device. ...
You can do a lot more with digital camera," Chute said.
Now I might be strange, but I've only ever wanted a camera for it's ability
to take pictures. Whether it's an analogue or digital camera it doesn't
matter. I see a photo opportunity, I pick up my camera, I take a photograph.
Now it seems cameras are going to become "Internet devices" - whatever that
means. I'm starting to get really confused...
My camera will connect to the Internet.
My telephone will take photos.
My refrigerator will have a TV screen on the door.
Next thing I know my cappuccino machine will be organizing my appointments.
I really don't understand this business of technology convergence. I
reckon all you end up with is an expensive gadget that does lots of things
but none of them very well.
Is this just me being a Luddite or do others have similar feelings?
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