Oh, I got me a new toy to annoy folks! I purchased a Mino (pronounced "minnow") from Pure Digital after reading about it in The Wall Street Journal. Seeking to capitalize on the YouTube craze, Pure Digital has created for under $200 a video camera about the size of the iPod Nano.
Very cool! Of course, now I am sticking it into everyone's faces. Last night I had a purse of Moneypennies (sort of like a pod of whales, or a gaggle of geese, it's my own term when I have two or more of this family in my backyard, and last night there were four) over for BBQ - my friend, Fr. John, is a technogeek, so I had to show off my new toy. Here he is looking for his five seconds of fame on the Internet.
I really think this is a clever gadget. It is not meant to be fancy, but for the price, it's comparable with video clips made on point-and-shoot cameras and thesound quality ain't bad. I will try it later today in my church to see how it handles low light. Today's 5:00 pm Mass is a celebratory Mass for John - this is the 10th anniversary of his ordination!