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An Entire Roll of Film on One Disk

Wednesday 04.20.2011 , Posted by
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Explaining some very futuristic technology for it’s 1985 air date, this clip from the long running BBC series Tomorrows World explores the new frontier of digital photography. Hard to believe in that era, but the host was able to fit an entire roll of pictures on “just on floppy disk.” She then proceeds to explain the yet to be released digital camera and an early video camera based technique for capturing images. Just how far have we come? She would need about 16,000 1 megabyte floppies to equal a single of todays 16 gigabyte SD cards.

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Benjamin Starr

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Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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