Kodak not making cameras anymore.

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    Kodak announced it will no longer make cameras, they will only concentrate on processing film.
    The company was one of the biggest corporate casualties of the digital age as it failed to quickly embrace modern technologies such as digital photography, which it invented in 1975.

    Kodak, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, said on Thursday that getting out of cameras would result in "significant" job losses. Most of the 400 people in that business are based in Rochester, New York, and work in research and development and marketing.
    Who do you suppose is to blame for this catasrophe?
    Most would some way blame those damn workers with all of their demands.
    If this does not show that the top...the ones that make major decisions are more than likely the demise of a company with their inability to invest and to look into the future.
    But it is easy to blame the workers.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/09/kodak-idUSL2E8D94FS20120209

    UNIONS FOREVER!
     
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    pretty soon film will be a thing of the past as will Kodak.

    Just think of Kodak as the button hook maker of the 21st century
     
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    It's always the worker's fault, isn't it.
     
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    For the vast majority it will be, but as an artistic medium it should remain well into the future. You just can't get the same effects digitally.
     
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    Why embrace new technologies when you can be sued and it be taken away from you?

    Polaroid Sues Kodak

    Clumsily paraphrasing the poet at Polaroid Corp.'s annual meeting last week, Chairman Edwin Land said that "to the rest of the photographic industry, instant photography is a thing apart. To Polaroid, it is the whole of life." By "the rest" of the industry, Land meant Eastman'Kodak, which six days earlier had introduced two instant-picture cameras of its own (TIME, May 3), threatening Polaroid with its first serious competition since Land invented instant photography three decades ago. Though Kodak's entry had long been anticipated, Land..

    Read more: PHOTOGRAPHY: Polaroid Sues Kodak - TIME
     
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    You made that up.

    Anyone with a brain and knowledge of business is well aware that Kodak was stubborn and slow to get involved in digital photography.

    The only ones that feel people would blame the workers and their demands are people that are too naive to realize why Kodak lost market share...

    You blindly made an accusation.....and your lack of business knowledge didnt prevent you from making such an assisnine accusation.
     
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    Yup.

    Only takes half a brain to figure this one out.

    Apparantly we have loads of idiots that don't have even half a brain.
     
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    It is not a matter of blaming unions. The world has moved on. For the serios art photographer, Kodak cameras are irrelevant. For the guy who wants snapshots, film is passe. You want a picture you can put on facebook instantly, not a piece of paper you get back after a long wait.

    Kodak is coming to terms with the fact it is the last big player in what has become a very small pond.. photographic chemicals for the serious enthusiast. Somwhere in Pennsylvania and ohio is the company that still makes horse buggies for the Amish. All the companies that did it in the 19th century are all gone except for one or two very small players. The world has moved on and Kodak will have to move along with it. And if it fails to do so one of the biggest names in history will become history like Goodrich, USSteel and Wang Computers.
     
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    apparently eastman kodak's only worthwhile assets are their intellectual properties/patents
     
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    Kodak stopped making Kodachrome in 2009. I would imagine that as demand continues to drop for film, they will quite probably add other film types to the drop list.

    Factoid...

    Abraham Zapruder's 8 mm reel of President John F. Kennedy's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963 was Kodachrome.
     

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