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Nora's First Video

December 14, 2011
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by erikrasmussen, on Flickr")You know how annoying it is when you take your modern digital point-and-shoot camera or mobile phone to take a photograph and the darn thing is in "video" mode? If you're like me, you've taken countless one or two second videos when you thought you were taking a photograph. Well, it turns out that it's also annoying when you are a two year old with your father's mobile phone and you want to take a photograph of your father, the dinner he is preparing, and yourself.

I found the following video on my phone recently. I had no idea that she had shot it.

It's a pretty common practice lately for her to say something, and if I don't understand what she's said after about four times she's attempted it, and I ask, "What are you saying?", she'll look exasperated and say, "I don't know!" and leave the topic.

Now that I've seen the video, it's clear that she was asking "How do I get this thing into 'photo' mode so I can take a photo?" She'll figure it out soon enough.