The Rugby State of Origin game was last night. You can tell the tourists are in town, from the number of cars with interstate numberplates rolling unwittingly down Swanston Street Walk, and the confused questions on the tram about using the ticket machines, and getting to St Kilda Beach.
Oh yeah, I just got a camera phone. So now I’ll have a camera with me virtually everywhere I go.
Ten years ago, I was in the States for a few weeks, and I recall a big concert to raise funds to give citizens camcorders, to capture the next big Rodney King beating-style incident. To help bring justice to the masses. Funny to think these days the technology’s so cheap many people have cameras in their phones.
Has it brought justice to the masses? Well increasingly images make the news these days, and the media are certainly making more and more use of pictures provided by the general public.