This weeks column in PC Magazine is about dead media and dead devices. Here are two cameras Ifound in the closet which I’d like to play with but neither can be used because of proprietary formats and weird data transfer cables that are lost.
The fascinating Agfa 1680 which took a remarkable picture. The Smart media card has a proprietary format I have not been able to crack (yet).
The Olympus D-300L. A camera with Internal memory only. Bad idea. And here’s why:
Lose this weird cable and the camera is useless. And even if you have the cable will the data transfer on XP or Vista?
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