David Friedman

Season 2011 Episode 04.09.11

Inventor Portrait: Steven Sasson

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This video is part of an ongoing series of photo and video portraits of contemporary inventors from all walks of life. More can be seen at http://www.dfpblog.com/?inventorsIt's been way too long since I've posted one of these. This is my portrait of Steven Sasson, inventor of the digital camera. He was the 32nd inventor in my project. I shot him in October at Kodak's headquarters in Rochester, just a couple weeks before President Obama awarded him the National Medal of Technology.When he initially mentioned that the first digital camera held 30 pictures, I assumed that was due to the storage capacity of the digital tape. It was really interesting to hear that he picked 30 as an artificial limitation, and his explanation why.moreless

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