Taken with a digital camera from the last millenium

Challenge #8 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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This challenge is for photos taken with DIGITAL CAMERAS BUILT BEFORE JANUARY 2000. Why? When cars were new, various power sources were tried, and petroleum-based fuels won out... it has taken nearly a century to get back to using electricity. Similarly, the design space for digital cameras was explored more freely in the 1990s, and there may be some things we can learn from those cameras. For example, Casio and Nikon had pivoting lens mounts, Minolta had a lens+sensor module that could be separated from the camera body via an extension cable, and Kodak tried to support in-camera scripting using Digita....
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Cluster Supercomputer in the KAOS Machine Room
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This photo shows NAK and HAK, the two latest supercomputers for aggregate.org. It was taken using a Coolpix 950 mounted on the ceiling. Key features: (1) powered by an AC adapter, (2) controlled by a computer via RS232C, (3) the pivoting lens mount allowed the lens to look straight down, and (4) a Nikon FC-E8 fisheye converter gives a true 185 degree image circle. This camera has taken over 3 MILLION still images this way over the last decade and is still working!
Submitted: Thursday, 24th June, 2010 02:02 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 23rd June, 2010
Focal length: 7.2 mm
Shutter speed: 1/10 sec
Aperture: F2.6
ISO: 80
Notes: This image was automatically captured and cropped using a script with PhotoPC and ImageMagick. The image border was changed from white to black using GIMP.
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