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Why were there no digital picture frames?Edit

All of the picture frames I have ever seen on any series of Star Trek were the static, old-fashioned, ordinary types.

These series take place over 350 years in the future. We already have digital picture frames:

Let us hope that when the franchise "reboots" with the upcoming movie in '09, we will finally see these digital frames (that even play video on a voice command.)

But anyway, what is your rationale on why Star Trek had no digital picture frames? --218.113.126.24 15:44, 5 June 2008 (UTC)


Nostalgia, perhaps? --From Andoria with Love 17:41, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
Additonally, a digital picture frame as seen in DS9: "Field of Fire". --Jörg 17:44, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
They don't want to get pwnt by the virus. --TribbleFurSuit 19:08, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
How exactly do you know that they AREN'T all digital frames? Has someone opened them up for you, shown you the paper? As Jorg said, we have seen at least one digital, and it looked just like all of the rest. Therefore they could very well all be digital frames. --OuroborosCobra talk 19:21, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
To the original poster - you seem to forget that although Star Trek takes place in the future, the episodes were actually made in the past. As in before digital picture frames existed in the real world. -Rhinecanthus rectangulus 20:27, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
Also, who is to say that people in the future don't like pictures on paper? We have had ebooks for a few years now, but bookstores and libraries still exist. Why? Because people still like to hold books in their hands and turn the pages. Books also exist in the 24th Century, as well as libraries(Data's in the anti-time future) The same could be true of pictures.--31dot 00:06, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
A good explanation might be that it is e-paper. It would appear to be printed paper but has numerous advantages over LCD/plasma display technologies such as it doesn't require power to maintain an image, and reflects light like paper, therfore consuming no power to maintain its visibility, but is still changeable. Doubt the writers had initially considered that (since colour ones are fairly new technology) but if they want to explain it, there's one that's perfectly plausible. - Estoy Aquí 21:56, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

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