In 2004, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart took on a burgeoning technology that they saw as a completely nonsensical mix of two things: the camera phone. As Ed Helms puts it in the “digital watch” segment above, the technology “combines the rapid battery depletion of a high-powered digital camera with the image production capability of a phone.” Read more…
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Here’s a little chuckle for your Monday morning. You may have heard the stories of discrimination and sometimes outright violence faced by Google Glass users in some parts of the country.
People who are afraid they’re being inconspicuously photographed or videotaped (and they sometimes are) by Glass wearers are at times lashing out against the would-be invaders of their privacy. Read more…
If you were watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night, you might have noticed a friend of ours stopped by. It was an expensive friend known as the Leica M Monochrom, and it earned a surprised and somewhat confused reaction from Jon Stewart.
We’ve embedded the five-minute segment above, but truth be told, the camera only plays a role at the very beginning and end of the video. It’s nice to see a gorgeous piece of photographic gear getting some primetime airtime though, and it seems Jon Stewart reacted to it just like most people would: “wow that’s a beautiful camera” is followed by “wait, it only shoots black and white!?”
Okay, fine, the normal human being would follow THAT up with a third statement: “What do you mean it costs eight grand!?”
Here’s a fun blast from the past: in the early 2000s The Daily Show ran this short segment in which Ed Helms (now known for playing Andy Bernard on The Office) introduces viewers to digital cameras. It’s an interesting glimpse at how some people felt about the emergence of digital photography as it was starting to become popular.
Keep your eye out for old-school Photoshop!
Thanks for the tip, @davevogler!