Kickstarter Corner: Combination Desk Lamp and Document Scanner

Kickstarter Corner and spotted today: a combination desk lamp and automated document scanner. Oh me oh my. “DigitEYE is a compact and extremely effective scanner that takes up less than 3 inches of desktop space. When on, it automatically scans documents placed on your desk. No technological knowledge needed, no clicking, no frustration. In less than 1 second, DigitEYE will scan, save and upload or send any document, book, or manuscript.” They’re trying to raise $100,000 and I hope they get it – I know Kickstarter’s Kickstarter but this thing looks glorious.

Scanning and Cameras for Genealogists

From Genealogy’s Star: Scanner vs. Camera or DPI, LPI, MP, and Other Acronyms for Genealogists. ‘Online’ and ‘cloud’ computing invites all genealogists to be involved in media from posting photos online to Instagram to uploading copies of documents as sources to online family trees. Scanners and digital cameras have become ubiquitous. But little is being said and even less is being written about the quality of the digital images that are being posted by the millions and billions. It has apparently been years since I have written anything about the jargon associated with the making of digital images so I thought it about time to return to this subject.”