It was 2005.
I was driving home from work, talking to my (now) wife Eileen, who was also commuting home. She just got a new cell phone. It was a flip phone (remember those?) and it had a camera on it.
She asked, “What am I going to do with this camera on my phone?”
In 2005, that was a good question.
Facebook was just getting started (they launched February 4, 2004) and Instagram surely wasn’t around (that happened in 2010).
I remember using a Motorola Q, which, for its day, was awesome. I could check email and install (crappy) apps and access (equally crappy) website-like sites (using WAP). So cool!
The iPhone wasn’t around either. It launched June 29, 2007 and completely changed how we use our mobile devices.
So, 10 years ago, having a camera on a cell phone was a novelty. Eileen’s question was a good one.
Little did I know that question would change my life. Read More