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April 28th, 2003

Camera Phones

By far, the thing that has me simultaneously confused and interested the most is the advent of camera phones. A few months ago, I hadn’t even seen one in action, and simply wondered why anyone would need such a device.

Now that I’ve seen a camera phone in action, though, I’m still uncertain if it’s something everyone really needs. So I’m curious if any Pingers currently use a camera phone… and if so, why? Plus if you have any interesting pictures of “wacky everyday events”, consider sending them in to the home office.

Posted in Technology

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday April 28, 2003 -- 9:16:06 am
I read a couple of months ago that a few gyms have banned either cellphones in general or cellphones with cameras (I forget which) because of potential privacy concerns (snapping pictures in a locker room when it appears that you're just on the phone, etc.).

Seems to me they're just fluff for 98% of the population.

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday April 28, 2003 -- 10:59:35 am
Well, you could snap pictures of celebreties and upload them to

FROM: Greg
DATE: Monday April 28, 2003 -- 11:12:24 am
I'm sure these things are very useful in the profession world. However, I was out this weekend and this guy I saw had one. What was he using it for? He was snapping photos of some of bowling frames. It goes back to the question, what did we do before these things came along...

FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Monday April 28, 2003 -- 5:28:34 pm
You're talking to a guy who still thinks text messaging on a cell phone is fluff.

Why type "WHERE R U.." on a tiny phone pad when you could CALL THE &!$%$ person??

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