A Tribute to the Forgotten Man Behind Instagram


The Real Inventor of Instagram?

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the birth of the Camera Phone. It happened on June 11, 1997. This is the date that the ultimate innovator, my friend, Philippe Kahn, instantly shared the first pictures from the maternity ward where his daughter Sophie was born. He wirelessly transmitted his cell phone pictures to more than 2,000 family, friends and associates around the world.


In honor of Philippe, Sophie, and the invention of this remarkable device, I recorded some thoughts on as a VLOG using an iPhone 7 camera phone. Click below to hear more about the power of innovation and how you can innovate too. Listen to how one man changed the way we visualize, share and record things forever.

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Think of this:

In this year alone, 2 Trillion photos will be taken and shared with the camera phone. 2 Trillion is 2 thousand thousand thousand thousand! To put it another way, if you had just two trillion dollars, it would stretch from the earth to the sun and back again and would take a jet flying at the speed of sound reeling out a roll of dollars behind it 28 years before distributed all of them

So this week when you take those photos with your camera phone and share them with friends and family, remember to thank Philippe for his remarkable innovation!

Watch “The Birth of the Camera Phone”


Warm Regards,

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