I stumbled upon this article on Kodak's website while looking up information about cameras, I thought it was pretty interesting so I figured I'd share it here on my blog. Although the methods have changed, "Film-less Photography" has definitely prevailed.
"It was a camera that didn’t use any film to capture still images - a camera that would capture images using a CCD imager and digitize the captured scene and store the digital info on a standard cassette. It took 23 seconds to record the digitized image to the cassette. The image was viewed by removing the cassette from the camera and placing it in a custom playback device... There you have it. No film required to capture and no printing required to view your snapshots. That’s what we demonstrated to many internal Kodak audiences throughout 1976. In what has got to be one of the most insensitive choices of demonstration titles ever, we called it “Film-less Photography”."
Read the full article here: http://pluggedin.kodak.com/pluggedin/post/?id=687843