Saving the Photos

Taking pictures used to be a cumbersome affair. Well, not quite as bad as the nineteenth-century plate cameras of back breaking weight with black tents for loading film plates. But still, you had to load film in to the camera, wind it, rewind it, remember not to open the camera until the film had been rewound, and get the film to a photo lab. Some time later—it might be hours, and it might be days—your photographs would be ready. If you wanted to share them with a friend, you had to go back to the photo lab and have new prints made.

The best picture is the one you take. If you have to remember to take a camera and all the accessories with you, you might never take that picture. But if you have your Centrino laptop equipped with ...

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