>Its not an gimmick.
It's a gimmick 'coz they could just have easily used a regular digicam.
There is no reason at all why this had to be "real time".
> Mobiles with cameras ill soon start to have a
>major impact on all other media. Think 11/9 with live video feeds
>coming from most of the people trapped in the buring towers.
mmm - can't wait, I'm sure... But if what you say is right, why hasn't
this cellphone "major impact" already affected radio? It's true we heard a
few desperately sad messages from people trapped insides as they called
their families - but hardly " a major impact" - even with moving pictures.
>million and million of newsteams and every event, big or small,
>covered more or less live.
Oh joy. 2 million people with their cellphones streaming fuzzy live
media. What an utter bore. It will have not the slightest affect on "other
media" I suspect.
>Think telecom turning into telecam.
Useful if you are in a car crash and want to get pics for your insurer -
or for wives to keep track of husbands, mothers of children and so on.
Think "privacy even deader than ever..."
Received on Tue Feb 18 10:01:44 2003