Ten gadgets we (and the world) forgot

Posted by , 07 December 2008

Polaroid Polavision – good idea, bad timing

Polaroid Polavision – good idea, bad timing

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If they could make a photograph appear on a piece of paper before your very eyes, why couldn’t they do that with a home movie? These were the words that echoed around the Polaroid corporation for most of the 70s until, eventually, Polaroid Polavision emerged with a whimper. The upside was no developing costs; the down was an expensive projector… and the emergence of something called a camcorder.

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