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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