First Digital Camera Recorded Onto Cassettes (+ What first Apple, digital printers, and Photoshop).

Excerpt Below, full article here-        http://pluggedin.kodak.com/post/?ID=687843

It was a camera that didn’t use any film to capture still images – a camera that would capture images using a CCD imager and digitize the captured scene and store the digital info on a standard cassette.  It took 23 seconds to record the digitized image to the cassette.  The image was viewed by removing the cassette from the camera and placing it in a custom playback device.  This playback device incorporated a cassette reader and a specially built frame store.  This custom frame store received the data from the tape, interpolated the 100 captured lines to 400 lines, and generated a standard NTSC video signal, which was then sent to a television set.

First Apple Computer:

Designed and hand-built by Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the Apple I was Apple’s first product, and went on sale in July 1976 at the distinctly unsettling price of $666.66. Only 200 units were produced, and unlike many other computers of the day, the Apple I came as a fully assembled circuit board containing around 30 chips.

First Laser Printer:

The first laser printer was developed in 1969 by Gary Starkweather, who worked for Xerox Corporation. The first laser printers were huge; they were used mainly at large companies that could afford the steep price tags (helpful as assistant no included)

History of the Inkjet Printer:


Excerpt below, full article- http://information-on-technology.blogspot.com/2008/10/who-invented-first-inkjet-printer.html

The first inkjet printer. . . was invented in 1976 but did not enter the popular consciousness until 1988 when Hewlett Packard released the DeskJet Printer and marketed it like a home consumer item. It must be said, however, that buying this printer and the printer cartridges was not everybody’s cup of tea as it was priced at around $1000. A steep price indeed!

More:

http://www.buythebestbuy.com/_a-inkjet-printer-history.html

http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~scotch/innovation/inventing_injet.htm

First Photoshop:


Photoshop was created by Thomas and John Knoll and was originally developed as part of the SFX efforts for Star Wars:

Thomas was a programmer, while John was in charge of special effects for the first Star Wars film. Brown confirms: “Photoshop is here today because of that movie.” Thomas developed software to add effects and painting tools to images at John’s request.

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