Feeds

Fuji gives photographers the two-finger salute

Say cheese, then eff off

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

We gather that there are companies who specialise in making sure that proposed global brands do not offend local sensibilities. For instance, if you're thinking of launching a international network of Wi-Fi hotspots and calling it "Cabrones", these boys will tell you that you'll certainly have to rethink for the Spanish-speaking market.

It seems, however, that there is no-one providing a similar service for hand gestures. Or if there is, then Fuji has yet to touch base. The proof comes in this rather rude pic for an experimental "glove camera", recently spotted on i4u. All we know is that "the future is bright. Fuji is working on a digital camera glove concept. With moving the fingers the shutter is triggered. the lens is worn like a ring" - all of which would be just a rather silly idea were it not for the fact that the lovely photographer is telling we Brits to, ahem, "take a running jump".

Those not familiar with this very British gesture can rest assured that it is favoured for deployment from car windows during moments of road rage and usually results in a good old punch-up, if not a fatal stabbing. The story goes that English longbowmen were so effective at decimating ranks of horse-borne French knights that the latter would cut off the two forefingers of any captured archer to prevent him pulling the bow. Accordingly, lines of obstreperous Brits would face their adversaries giving them the two fingers as if to say "I've got my full complement - so you're going to get some", or words to that effect.

Of course, this is probably a load of old cobblers, but Fuji can be certain that its press department is doing nothing to sell the camera glove concept in Blighty. We sincerely hope the company does not make its US pitch by inviting potential customers to "swivel". ®

Related stories

Reg reader tackles Kodak digital print booth
Amazon turns camcorder on shaven nudists
US to ban up-skirt voyeur photos

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors
'It's ecological' says spokesman, now how would you like your Bambi done?
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.