AZUZ: CNN has used a lot of hurricane footagethat people captured on their phones. Digitalphotography is something we just tend to usewithout thinking about it. But 41 years ago, whenthe first digital camera was made, it weighed aroundeight pounds, it took 23 seconds to record its firstpicture and the resolution was 1/100 of 1megapixel.
So, maybe all that's why Kodak wasn't in a hurry to invest in the technology.
RACHEL CRANE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The great irony of Frankenstein is that thedoctor's greatest discovery, creating a living, breathing human from dead matter led to hisdemise. Kodak can relate.
One of their engineers, Steven Sasson, invented the first digital camera in 1975.
They called the technology filmless photography. But they were never able to capitalize on it.In fact, their competitors trounced them in the digital photography space. And in 2012, 131years after its founding, the company filed for bankruptcy protection. By then, an estimated2.5 billion people owned digital cameras.
And that changed the business, too — especially this business, journalism. Video and imagescaptured on digital cameras could be instantly reviewed and transmitted all across the world.
The first journalists to use digital camera for the "Associated Press" did so at the first Bushinauguration in 1989, and cell phone cameras have made every citizen a potential reporter.
Time and time again, footage captured by amateurs on digital cameras has been vital firsthand sources of information, even medicine has benefitted.
Doctors can see inside your body, thanks to tiny digital cameras, and then they can store andshare those images quickly and easily with colleagues across the globe.
The list goes on and on, but if you could excuse me, I have to go Facetime with my mom.