Sunday, November 8, 2009


Hit that minor milestone on the road to my mother's small horse farm out in the country yesterday morning. Since Cheryl's digital camera has been sitting broken in my trunk for the year or so while I've been procrastinating about getting it fixed (or buying a new one), I took the photo above with a $20 digital camera I picked up at the drug story before I hit the road.

Ten years ago, I won a digital camera in some sales contest. Actually, it was a voucher for a $350 camera, but I paid another couple hundred dollars out of pocket to upgrade to a Sony Mavica, which saved photos on a 3.5 inch floppy. New reader and old friend TheRivers/Y. remembers what that dinosaur looked like. I still have it, I'm pretty sure.


Philippe Rancourt said...

Hi Dave,

This is a good tale about how the techological innovations of today are the commodities of tomorrow. I hope that (insert the smartphone company of your choice) shareholders take notes.

therivers said...

I certainly do remember that camera. It was steam-powered by modern standards. 3.5" floppies in a camera!

DaveinHackensack said...

That's a good point Philippe, and a cautionary tale also for value investors who companies based based on attractive trailing numbers. Sometimes companies are cheap for a reason.

I still have it, Y. I'll have to take a photo of it with the new cheap cam and post it here. FYI, Philippe is French Canadian, so you can practice your written French with him, if you like.