Was the attack on Pearl Harbor brilliantly planned and executed or was it successful in only the loosest sense of the word?
Not only was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor far from brilliant, it also narrowly avoided disaster.
This article makes the case that it was a junk plan and barely worked.
Facts, information and articles about the attack on Pearl Harbor, the first battle of World War II Pearl Harbor Facts Dates December 7, 1941 Location Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Generals/Commanders United States: Husband Kimmel and Walter Short Japanese: Chuichi Nagumo and Isoroku Yamamoto Soldiers Engaged United States: Japanese: Outcome Japanese Victory Casualties United States: 3,700 Japanese: [...]
In today's world a camera that only records 640×480 and can only preserve 30 seconds of video and costs $400 seems to be setting a pretty low bar.
I don't know how long your average police person's shift is, but say it's 8 hours, you could record video at 2 mbit/s and store a complete stream of that whole 8 hours in 60 gigabytes of flash storage and then you wouldn't be reliant on a cop to press the "hey save what just happened" button on the camera.
What if the officer was incapacitated and couldn't press the button? What if the officer is behaving badly? Why in the world would they press the button?
You could even have a button for the officer to press to mark sections of the video so you didn't have to peruse hours and hours of video to find interesting parts.
Now, I'm not saying it would be easy to create such a camera. You'd have to have sufficient battery capacity and you'd have to think about flash durability, but those are not insurmountable obstacles.