Monday, May 04, 2009

A Little Historical Perspective


In my newspaper today, there's a story about the New York Police Department, and its digital mug-shot system.


And it contains these paragraphs:


But the mug shot as we know it - snapped with a Polaroid in some dingy precinct, its edges frayed and yellowed with the passage of time - is going the way of the six-shot revolver.

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Digital Photo Manager was implemented in May 1997, though at the time it was known as the Photo Imaging Network.

Police sources said it took several years before each precinct had access to it. Sources say until recently the Polaroid was still used on occasion.

But no more. The NYPD no longer buys Polaroid film, sources say.

Umm, perhaps that would be because as of last year, Polaroid no longer MAKES Polaroid film?  


1 comment:

God Is My Codependent said...

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