Apple has come a long way in the area of digital photography. Way in the past, I had a chance to use their first foray into an all digital camera, the Apple QuickTake 200. We marveled at a future that wouldn’t need film, and instant gratification on the images. Little did we know how far we would come. Above is a comparison of with a recent photograph from an iPhone 12 mini – the inset is a photograph taken with the QuickTake. Obviously, the amount of data taken by the iPhone is massively more than the original, but also, the latter is so small, it’s just a component of a phone, the whole of which is smaller than the original QuickTake camera itself — and does so much more. But the digital age also lets us keep archives to do personal digital archeology. 

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