As digital cameras get smaller, so the chances of them being left behind in restaurants or in taxis tend to increase. Although the hardware will soon be almost disposable, the images on board can still be very valuable.
I’m optimistic enough to still think that, in the event of me forgetting some possession, someone might actually try to return it to me. I discovered recently, however, that there is no easy way to store my contact details in my new camera -short of carving my email address into the rather attractive steel casing.
Today’s invention is therefore to equip new digital cameras (those without keypads, anyway) with the ability to store one, read-only image. This could be of eg a business card or other contact information stored on the day of purchase and remaining as startup image forever. You might even choose to include details about a reward for the safe return of your stuff.