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Everyone needs a Polaroid camera

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At least once or twice a month, I need to take and have a picture, a real photograph, right now.

I go to the little closet next to my living room and open the door and pull out my trusty Polaroid camera, and I go take the picture.

In 60 seconds it’s in my hand, crisp and dry.

Sure, you can buy a disposable Kodak and take a picture, or take a picture with your digital camera: I do both, from time to time.

Neither puts the picture in my hand, right here and now, in 60 seconds.

At amazon you can get a Polaroid One camera for $20.99 (it lists for $40).

Film costs $8 here, for 10 pictures.

The first time you realize, “Hey, I can take a picture of it right now,” you’ll think to yourself, “Why didn’t I do this years ago?”

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  • http://walker.homeunix.org/kblog/ Kurt Nordstrom

    I’ll be honest, it surprises me that the Polaroid is still hanging on. I must admit, the price margain still probably makes it cheaper in the short run than getting one of those instant digital photo printers you can dock your camera with.

    Also, I guess it’s still kinda fun to wave those fat photos around, waiting for the colors to set.

  • ClubhouseCancer

    I find I often need evidence that a certain hostage or other is still alive. A Polaroid of the person holding today’s newspaper is absolutely the best way.

    Actually, it occurs to me that the Polaroid people deserve to go out of business for not building an ad blitz around “Hey Ya.” This song was rather popular not long ago.

    Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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