Sunday, June 12, 2005

Sociological Musings

When I first saw the news report that CVS is going to sell disposable video cameras, I thought it was a bad idea.  environmentalists hate this kind of thing.  Then I remembered that Detroit used to sell disposable cars.  At least it's not as bad as that.

Also, most of the parts in the disposable still cameras are re-used extensively; presumably that will be the case for the disposable video cameras also.  There could be another virtue.  We could all keep one in our glove box, waiting for the next Rodney King incident.  

Proponents of handguns are fond of saying that an armed society is a polite society.  This might take away their ammunition.  Maybe we'll find that there will be so many video cameras around, that anything anyone does or says could end up on the evening news.  Local news programs could have a little section: "Today's most obnoxious people."