Well, I'm not a geek, but I finally broke down and bought myself a digital camera: the Nikon coolpix 2100. I bought a used one for a decent price, and then I spent all afternoon taking pictures of everything in sight. It came with a puny 16MB compact flash card (which holds 42 1600x1200 images), but I have a 256MB card that I bought for my PDA (which I never use) that can hold nearly 700 pictures.
What's that? You want to see 'em?
It's pretty cool, and maybe I'll have an opportunity to use it to do some real reporting sometime. I'll carry it around, just in case; Pulitzer, here I come.