Everything was better back in the day…

… including people’s understanding of technology.

If you’re like me, you’re always grimacing at the CSI guys blowing up CCTV images like there’s no tomorrow. Today, watching Due South, a series from 1994, I come across this gem:

It’s not going to do you any good. [A character in some movie] had film, you guys are stuck with tape. 720 pixels across, and if you have fifty people on the screen, that’s… 14 pixels per face. Which means you’re looking at like two pixels per nose. And no matter how much I blow up the image, each nose is going to look like two little dots.

Take that, CSI!

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