Here’s an article about cell phones with cameras, which are the fastest-growing consumer technology ever, according to a recent study.

Eighty million camera phones have been sold worldwide. This year more camera phones will be sold than digital still cameras.

I’m not using a camera phone. You’re not using a camera phone. What accounts for the huge number of camera phones in circulation? I like the columnist’s summary:

“I’m not exactly calling camera phones a fad, but I’m not exactly not calling them a fad, either. My bet is there will be a relatively small number of people who shoot lots of camphone pics–in the U.S., we have a special term for these people: ’12- to 24-year-olds.’ A much larger group will have a camphone but never click the shutter; we call those people ‘adults.'”

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