Interesting discussion in the pub tonight about how people use cameras now that everyone has one in their phone and therefore in their pocket all the time. It seems that people are using them as a photgraphic memory. Want to remember the opening times of your local supermarket over the christmas period? Don’t write it down, just take a photo of the sign. In an important meeting where a new system has been sketched out on the whiteboard? Take a photo of the diagram.
The next step (which admittedly no-one said they had seen yet) would appear to be to combine this concept with the social photo sharing of a site like Flickr. That way if I need to know if when my local Sainsburys is open I can just search Flickr with the tags “balham sainsburys times” and find someone else’s photo of the sign.
Mark my words. It’s just a question of time :)
 Well, not quite everyone. I still don’t have a camera in my phone.