Laurent tells me that he is not sure about the take away message from this video.
I once had the idea that I would want to fly the Concorde before its fateful flight. But then I realized that what I really wanted was to fly at Mach 2 or 17 in some sort of spiritual experience. Flying at Mach 2 or less than Mach 1 really doesn't matter when you want to fly from point A to point B.
I think the take away message is that optimization sometimes is in the allocation of resources as opposed to the creation of new hardware. Point and shoot cameras for instance are really trying to catch up to DSLRs when that market is slowly but surely being eaten by the billion smartphones that have direct access to the interweb. In the same way car rental companies are there to hold reservations, people do not really want to take pictures, they want to show pictures.
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