Inventor of the Digital Camera: An Interview

A few weeks before President Obama awarded him the National Medal of Technology Steven Sasson sat down for an interview with David Friedman. Recorded at the Kodak headquarters, it is quite interesting to hear Sassons reasoning behind picking only 30 pictures as the maximum capacity for the camera and his prediction that in 15 to 20 years the new technology would start to effect the consumer photography market; he was pretty close to spot on.

Below: the device that read the tapes and displayed the images on a TV.

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  1. that’s great, i like it…. may i take your picture post?

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