Should Greenhorns Care About The Way Things Were And How We'All Got Here?

I've been reading this book CCTV:From Light to Pixels by that cctv guru Vlado Damjanovski. It's a dandy of a read, if you don't have it, get it!

But one thing though that Mr. D does over and over is to go way back in time to start his lesson - and I mean way back! For...

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