Starting off with saying. “It was 20 years ago today,” immediately conjures up an image in one’s mind of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. But this time, “Image” is the operative word, as exactly two decades ago today, the first camera-phone photo was taken and shared – a feat we certainly take for granted today.
Philippe Kahn, a mathematician, technology innovator and entrepreneur took the photo. It was a picture of the birth of his daughter Sophie, now a university student, and he shared it with 2000 friends and family members around the world.