The GoPro is an amazing action camera
that let's people record extreme sports
, daredevil feats
, and other spectacles
, which just a few years ago would have been impossible. That's how it became the best-selling camera in the world.
has a nice segment on the history of the camera that's worth a slice of your lunch break.
In the short profile, Anderson Cooper runs through the story of the rugged camera from the beginning when the company was founded by a young surfer and failed-entrepreneur named Nick Woodman 12 years ago. The first GoPro product? A simple waterproof film camera. Since then, the company has doubled its sales yearly, to revenues of more than $500 million per year. Never underestimate the potential of a simple, effective, inexpensive tool. [