We make prototypes. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how a product will evolve from the first (clumsy?) prototype into a sleek product, once it gets ‘real’ and becomes a manufactured (perfected?) item.
Since we all know what digital cameras look like now, here’s a photo (ironically a digital photo) of an early Kodak prototype digital camera, to show how things change and improve: (note that we don’t need the cassette tape to store images any more).
The full article can be found here: link to story about first digital camera at Retrothing