An entry to our wish list section, and this comes directly from Twitter’s @sarapallas. In her own words, she describes a dream:
So I was working in this bar, and one of the promotional items was a piece of card (like a business card) which was a one use, one picture camera, and the picture then developed as part of the card so you could take it home and put it on your fridge or whatever and it would remind you of what fantastic fun times you had at the bar.
Oh, and it also emailed it to you (watermarked with bar logo) but that would only work if we were in the future and people had ID chips implanted and a government mandated email address. Whatever. Science fiction is great!
So what do you guys think? Would you like that as an idea? Would you enjoy going to bars where you could come home with something like that? I know bars/clubs already end up having a photographer who does that for you, but would instant gratification (mixed with a few drinks making sure there is an impulse buy) steer you towards it a bit more? Also, bar owners, do you think this would be something that would be good for your business?
As far as technicalities go, all you need is something much like a Polaroid camera, or to go down to basics, even a camera with a card printer next to it, though having one built in is better. Ideally, we want it to be a bit like that Back To The Future picture with his family, where they appear as soon as the parents kiss. Maybe that is it. Maybe your pictures appear if you kiss. Of your kids. I rant, I rumble and I digress, but technology makers, I leave you with this one to make!