I stumbled on this interesting bit of camera trivia. Evidently, the worlds first digital camera weighed 8 pounds, and took 23 seconds to record the first black and white image at a resolution of 1/100 of a megapixel!
Thanks Chris . So neat! A tad difficult to carry in your pocket! Moore's Law stuff, eh? Amazing progress. My first external hard drive weighed about 3 kg and half the size of a shoe box. Cost about $400 as I recall. That was in 1984. One of these (below) but only 10 MB. Today, I'd need five to store one RAW image. I was some cool dude back then! Dot matrix printer. Scripsit ROM pack word processor that plugged into the CoCo2 computer. 14-inch color TV monitor. I was writing magazine articles back then and thought I had died and gone to heaven! This was seriously cool stuff. Pre internet.
Sony A7IV and A7III full-frame mirrorless bodies, Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens, FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens, Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS, Minolta 100 macro. Currently using PSE 2023. Also used 2021, 2018, and had PSE 11, 10, 8, 6 and 3; PS LE and full PS.
It is hard to imagine personal computers without any Internet; how would one even learn of all the goodies they might need or troubleshoot their machine ?
On a similar note, the railroads were using Barcodes long before anyone else knew what a Barcode was; they had Barcodes on every freight car and readers in all the big yards; of course, their Barcodes were as big as road signs.
I can remember cereal boxes having Barcodes long before they were common on anything else.
Elements 7 ~~~ 64-bit Windows 7
On a poverty-level Kentucky budget, a 24-exposure roll of film would have two Christmases and a summer vacation on it and we might have to wait another six months before being able to afford developing the film.
I still have trouble remembering that it doesn't cost anything to take thousands of pictures; it just almost seems impossible to be true.
1982 IBM - two 5.25 floppy drives. You loaded DOS from a disk, took that disk out, then loaded Word Perfect. The second drive was for storing the files. I used to get a new computer every 3 years. $3,500 a pop. Dot Matrix printer, until I got my first Laser printer in 1990.
As a secretary, I thought I had gone to heaven. No more erasing on 5 carbon copies. No more throwing out your work and starting over. I stuck with Word Perfect until I saw the writing on the wall and realized Gates owned the world.
Don’t remember when we got our first dial up. Remember my son signing me up for AOL - maybe 1997. Probably that was when we got internet - AOL as the provider?? cats4vball morphed into cats4jan. (He was a volleyball player, we had cats)
When I moved on to graphics -- another “heaven” moment. Eventually used my new found skills to make greeting cards - made 30 individual Christmas cards the year I found graphics designers. Was all about greeting cards until I found PSE4 and PE2 bundled at Sams. 2005? Struggled with PSE 4 - it was nothing like Digital Image Pro. A book, Digital Scrapbooking in Easy Steps, taught me scrapbooking and PSE 4 simultaneously.