Thursday, February 16, 2006
A Really Intelligent Camera!
I listened to a review on the Web about a compact, state-of-the-art digital camera that talks to you, telling you when to do things, or warning you about problems. Naturally that made me imagine a Dirty Old Man buying such a camera, taping it to the bottom of his walking stick, visiting his public library and discreetly sliding the camera under the skirt of an adjacent young woman. As he prepares to press the camera's remote control to take his picture, a clear cold computer voice says, "Insufficient light, would you like to use the flash?"