A very early digital shot

Today I’m going to look at one of my earliest digital photos. It shows my daughter’s hands cradling her hamster.


What you see is the size that a digital photo was back on 16th July 1998. Gosh, it seems a long time ago that my daughter lived at home and had a hamster. These days she and hubby live 100 or so miles from us and have two children (not to mention a cat). Back in 1998 I had the good fortune to be the first person I knew with use of a digital camera. Who could have foreseen the way electronic and communications technology has changed.

But having commented on the size, I can remain quite impressed with the quality, and by the time I bought a bigger memory card for the camera it could happily handle photos of up to 640 by 480 pixels. That, of course, is still tiny by 2015 standards but big enough for many a web site.

It’s good to have a record of the hamster. Mind you there are other records in the shape of chewed carpet in daughter’s former room.

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