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!
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.