What's the weirdest thing that you've ever found inside

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sat May 29 10:14:57 2004

On Sat, 29 May 2004, David Vohs wrote:

> Hmmm...if I had to guess, I would say the first digital cameraever sold
> was the *original* Sony Mavica (circa mid 1980's). I remember reading
> something about it in an old "Compute!" magazine that I have back home.
> If I remember correctly, it used a 2.5" (or similar) floppy disk. Your
> guess is as good as mine as to how you imported images from the camera to
> a computer (2.5" floppy drive perhaps?). I wouldn't be surprised to find
> out that it was not color, though.

Actually, it used 2" disks (and the much later Zenith SuperSport has a 2"
drive built-in, though I doubt there is any compatibility).


It was not really a digital camera in the sense we know today, but more of
a still-image video camera. Images were stored on the disks and you could
view them on your TV using a playback unit.

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