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BAMAPHIN 22
02-09-2012, 01:30 PM
The company that invented home photography has tossed in the towel on it.Eastman Kodak, the bankrupt inventor of the hand-held camera, plans to stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames in the first half of 2012 in a bid to cut costs.http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/09/10362558-kodak-moments-are-coming-to-an-end

Vaark
02-09-2012, 02:02 PM
Sad, but non SLR digital cameras have become commodities and are priced accordingly. Of course it's like the razor and much more profitable razor blades sales: no more film to load into cameras :idk: It's a brave new world for consumers; just another example of the present expectation of instant gratification.

Funny, I just finished Stephen King's 11.22.63 time travel back to stop the Kennedy Assassination and in '63 someone pulled out a Polaroid to take a picture as proof of something ...it dawned on me while reading that at this point even that once state-of-art technology seems archaic and a distant memory.

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GoonBoss
02-09-2012, 10:13 PM
It is so part and parcel with Rochester, NY. Dying industries, in dying cities.

I worked a strike there, at Davenport Machines in...I'm wanting to say....'01. Kodak
was dieing then, and everyone knew it. But, they hold on to what's gotten them through before. Faith in the Union, and faith in the cash cow that they like to milk. Now, in Kodak's case? It wasn't the union that put them under. It was arroagance. Pure and simple arrogance and failure to see hands in front of their face.

Sad to see. But not unexpected.