012:365 – 05/12/2012 – EarthLink Digital Camera

12 May
Shardayyyphotography365-201205

What you see here is one of my first encounter with digital photography. Back in 1996 at the early dawn of the internet, a company called EarthLink (still around today) was one of the first companies to provided internet connectivity to its customer's via dialup. Yes one of those things that hums and buzzes at the back of your computer before you can get online. Mennnn I sound like an old fart (Back in our days…..). Yes back in our days (mid 90's), internet connectivity was not as prevalent as it is today. One would connect to the internet via a dialup modem, and just pray nobody disconnects your connection by picking up the home phone, because if they do you would have to start your connection all over again which could take another couple of minutes.

Well Earthlink had a promotion of which by signing up with them you would get a FREE digital camera. Also in those days, having to just take a picture and download it immediately was  so cool. As you can see its a 2MB 640 x 480 VGA camera. Compared to today's standard, Its an antique; and am keeping it.

What you see here is one of my first encounter with digital photography. Back in 1996 at the early dawn of the internet, a company called EarthLink (still around today) was one of the first companies to provided internet connectivity to its customer’s via dialup. Yes one of those things that hums an …
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