Kodak’s First Digital Moment

James Estrin:

Imagine a world where photography is a slow process that is impossible to master without years of study or apprenticeship. A world without iPhones or Instagram, where one company reigned supreme. Such a world existed in 1973, when Steven Sasson, a young engineer, went to work for Eastman Kodak.

Two years later he invented digital photography and made the first digital camera.

Much more on the iPhone photography revolution, here.

Steve Crandall’s homebrew digital camera tale.