Thursday, April 06, 2006

The camera made me do it, officer!

Oh man. There's a whole new avenue open to exhibitionists... recording yourself on a memory chip, and surreptitiously inserting said chip into a piece of consumer gadgetry in a shop.

This story weighs in as one of the dumbest bits of business in Business 2.0's list of the 101 Dumbest Moments in Business. (Did you notice that I repeated 'Business' four times in one paragraph?)

58. Book burning? Next time try a memory-card burning instead.
In March a Minneapolis-area Wal-Mart sells customer Tina Ellison a digital camera. After she takes it home, her children begin playing with it and discover that the camera comes with free content -- a video of a man violating himself, recorded on the supposedly new camera's memory card. The store replaces her camera and offers to provide her children with counseling.

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