Thursday, March 13, 2008

Never Thought Of That

...many phones now have cameras and I wonder if people remember to use them for the logistics of everyday life. So this post is just a reminder that all those things you often forget (I certainly forget all sorts of details that would be helpful to remember later) can be captured easily with your pocket-sized camera.

I still don't want one, but now I'll make sure the wife is always carrying hers.

10 comments:

Gazetteer said...

Wouldn't a tiny camera embedded in the forehead with a 5gig chip implanted behind the left ear be even better......

Sheesh.

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Anonymous said...

I'm amazed! This is the FIRST time I've ever thought ANYTHING on this website was a good idea and/or practical! Good for you!

Ti-Guy said...

Why is it that the people I know who are the most entusiastic about technology and so reliant on it are always the ones who are perenially late, disorganised, and unproductive?

CBC's Sunday Edition featured an interesting discussion about mobile devices with Linda Duxbury, professor at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton. Needless to say, she's not a fan and she's done research to prove it.

In my experience, as soon as people start relying on this stuff, you can't count on them to give you details about anything without having to wait for them to wade through teraquads of useless data they've accumulated and can't organise.

I really love my Ipod Touch, though. No phone (don't want it) but easy to use, lot of useful features and WiFi-enabled. It's helped mitigate the Luddism I've been suffering over the last while.

Anonymous said...

"Ipod Touch: keeps Hentai handy for on-the-go losers."

Ti-Guy said...

Darn. I was going to use the IPod Touch's "pocket porn" functionality to slag the troll who'd (inevitably) attack that comment, but of course, a wanker would think of that first.

Saskboy said...

I tried taking notes in class back in '02 with my camera. It almost worked well, but printing wasn't easy, it would use too much toner in my estimation, and making a negative image wasn't easy with the software I was using back then.

I've taken photos of signs in museums for years, my landlord's contact information sign on their door, and maps. I use it as a quick scanner for documents when I don't have minutes to photocopy or scan.

Anonymous said...

I must say that I'm a little nostalgic for the "pre-technological revolution" days.

When the opposite side would send you a draft agreement, for example, then you'd add your suggested changes, send it off by post, and you didn't have to worry about even addressing the issue again for 6 or 7 days. *sigh*

In my business, at least, technology appears to have increased my workload, not reduced it...albeit I'm getting a lot more done. (So why am I so exhausted all the time?)

I refuse to have a blackberry. And I'm paying 42 bucks a month for the obligatory cell phone that I might use a couple of times a year...


Bruce

markus said...

Did you hear about the solid evidence that the Liberals have, backing up their claims that there was a Cadman bribe and Harper knew about it?

markus said...

Me neither.

Looks like the Libs will be out another 2.5 million.

For the forseeable future, when a donor writes a check to the Liberal party, it will go directly into the hands of Harper.

That'll really help the fundraising efforts.

markus said...

Fine. No one respond. See if I care.

I can talk to myself.