The most revolutionary Hobby advancement in the past 20 years.
What do you think is the most revolutionary Hobby advancement in the past 20 years?? I think it is Digital Imaging.
I recall when I first re-joined the Hobby around late 1999 and early 2000. A short while later I bought a Ricoh camera that I think had a whopping 1.2 mega-pixels. At the time I think former member Russ was maybe the best forum shutter bug and he helped quite a number of us who, like me, had no prior photography experience. Fast forward to the present and consider how much imaging has changed the way we interact and collect. I suppose right at this forum there are no less than 15-20 members who do coin photography on a professional level, catalogues now have high resolution pictures, auction sites now give us the ability to view a Dime as large as a dinner plate with crystal clarity. That last one has really changed how auction are run. Maybe biggest of all is how our collections can be safeguarded yet we still have the ability to view our coins at any time during the day or night!!! I think that's huge: my collection can be in a bank SDB and at the same time on a tiny thumb drive or even on a cell phone in my pocket.
So that's my take on the biggest advancement. Do you agree with me?? If not, what do you think has had a bigger effect on how we collect in the past 20 years??