Where is camera technology taking us, to a wall?

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Steve Cohan
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Where is camera technology taking us, to a wall?
May 3, 2013

I operated a computer company for about 30 years. Remember the first personal computers with only floppy drives? Remember the first floppies that you had to flip over, hence they were called flippies? Remember monochrome monitors? Remember the first 10 MB hard drives? Remember the first 1.44 floppy drives? Remember SCSI? I could go on and on. For a long time a personal computer was good for only a year or so. Why? New software would bog down a year old computer so that it would run incredibly slow. Every couple years we all were buying new computers.

Here we are in this marriage of optics and computers called photography. Just like the history of computers, technology is moving fast. The questions is, "Will it end like computers?" In today's world, computer technology has somewhat stabilized. There are minor improvements, but no major revelations. A top of technology computer will last between 5 and 10 years and run well for the entire time.

So, what do you think? Will we get to a point with cameras where major technology will hit a wall? Let's hear some thoughts.

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