Not your traditional Technology Deathmatch today but when I saw this post on Wired last week my hackles were raised to the point of crowbaring the issue into my regular Monday feature and, well, here we are – cameraphones: should they have to make a sound when the shutter is released, or shouldn’t they?
See, the deal is that it’s already the case in Japan and they’re looking to make it so in the States after Republican Congressman of New York, Peter King, asked for a new bill to force all mobile phones sold in the US to have no option of a silent camera click. The idea, of course, is that you can’t then take photos of people…
Isn’t modern technology killing the traditional print book? I thought the only way you get The Kids to read nowadays is if you turn literature into text messages, then beam it to their Facebook account as a downloadable podcast. Something like that, anyway.
Another company exhibiting at last week’s Nokia World conference was Realeyes3D, which makes software for cameraphones. The company doesn’t sell it – instead, its business model is based on persuading handset makers to preload the software on their new phones….