Whilst in Edinburgh last week I found myself running low on mobile phone power. A friendly German couple in a phone shop on Home Street kindly let me charge it behind their counter whilst i was out and about.
I had one of those weird heads on when you tend to see a picture in everything and wished i had taken my camera out with me.
On returning to the shop i sparked up a conversation on phone technology and in no time at all i had made the spontaneous purchase of a brand new phone.
Granted it had been one i have been looking at for a while.. this particular model had been tweeked and messed with and even had the next and latest models firmwear installed inside it’s sleek black shell. I was chuffed to bits and ever since i have been snapping at anything that passes a train window or falls underfoot.
A two mega pixel camera in a phone… and no doubt this is only the beginning.
Well of course it is as the corporate giants obviously want us to keep on upgrading and as soon as we know it, we will have a five megapixel…eight… then who knows if a camera will ever be just a camera again.
There is talk of a five megapixel camera watch that uses bluetooth technology to beam the viewfinder onto the inside of your shades or glasses.
Half of me wants to leave all this life complicating technology behind and simplify things… the other wants to embrace it and just have fun…