Apparently Polaroid cameras are making something of a comeback, with a little help from Lady Gaga who is the new face of the brand. When I read the story it really brought the memories flooding back.
As a young teenager, I recall very vividly standing in front of a display cabinet in my local chemist shop, gazing longingly at the big black Polaroid camera which stood pride of place. To me, already a keen amateur photographer, it was the ultimate camera. Just think about it, a camera that allowed you to take a picture and print it out seconds later! There were no digital cameras in those days, so the fact that a photo could be printed instantly added real magic to the product.