Things Used To Be simpler..and larger
I have three Canon AE-1 film cameras that are dusty. They have not been used for about 5 years.
Back in 2004 was when I bought my first digital camera. I would no longer need film.
The "memory card" that was included showed a capacity of 8MB.
According to a chart that came with my new 2 megapixel camera, the card could store about 12 pictures.
Hmmmm. Back in the 1950s, I had a camera - a film one - that could take 12 black & white pictures on a roll. Then you dropped it at the drug store for processing and printing.
In about a week, you came back and picked up the prints. As I remember, they were in a yellow Kodak envelope.
Usually a few were blurred and some were pitch black because the bulb didn't flash.
Telephone poles and other weird objects often sprouted from heads because you forget to check the background.
I bought my third digital camera a few months ago and it takes pictures in 8.1 megapixels.
The memory card I bought is a 4 Gig and the camera shows me I can take about 1,100 pictures.
On a 2-week vacation to Ireland and Germany I filled three 2 Gig memory cards. That's 1700 pictures.
Now, of course, people are taking pictures with their telephones, laptops and netbooks. Hope they check the background.