Here’s a reminder for concept designers and tech industry analysts: just because you can technically make something and it may look nice, it doesn’t mean you should do it. Example: this stupid Facebook/Instagram camera, with a flat touch screen and a built-in printer.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure that plenty of hipsters would buy it and wear it around their necks as they tote their soy lattes around Shoreditch. New Age fun with a vintage feel and all that.*
But, the reason Instagram got to be so popular, and the reason Facebook bought its cool hype for a billion of hot dollars, was because everyone had the app on their iPhones, making their snaps easily shareable. We just don’t need another useless piece of junk to carry around with us, is all. [ADR Studio via Petapixel]