IN THE BEGINNING

I was browsing my favourite online store (DigitalRev.com) today to see if there was anything I couldn't live without that was discounted for Black Friday (no there wasn't) and instead found a link to a short cartoon (vimeo.com/172556276) about the history of cameras over the past 100 years or so.  The animation includes the Kodak Instamatic 100 launched in the USA in 1963, but before that the Instamatic 50 launched in the UK, and the one in this photo belonged to my parents.  I was allowed to borrow it until I'd saved enough chocolate biscuit wrappers to send off for a free camera of my own, a plastic Diana made in Hong Kong.  A lot has changed since then, but I still get my cameras from Hong Kong, not because they're made there but because they cost less than in the UK.  Amen to that.