In 1975, Steve Sasson invented the digital camera using a mishmash of lenses, a variety of computer parts, and an old super 8 movie camera. The camera took 23 seconds in order to capture a picture, and then was able to display it onto a television!
When Sasson released his invention to the public, it was rejected. People were confused how you would store your digital pictures, and why people would want to see their pictures on television.
Sasson tried to argue with consumers, as well as Kodak, saying that digital technology was going to be the direction that photography will head in. Unfortunately, nobody listened, and his invention forgotten for decades.
It’s strange to think that the company that was responsible for inventing the digital camera, actually fell behind in the technological world because it didn’t crossover to digital technology and insisted on using film! It just goes to show you that you need to adapt to modern technology, or you will get left behind.
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