Sunday, January 22, 2012

In Memoriam

Kodak Files For Bankruptcy
Once-dominant Eastman Kodak Co and its US subsidiaries hit by decline of photographic film business in digital era (Guardian 19 January 2012)

Bangor Rooftops : Sometime in the 1980s By Alan Burnett - and Kodak
"Kodachrome 
You give us those nice bright colors 
You give us the greens of summers 
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah! 
I got a Nikon camera 
I love to take a photograph 
So Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away"
PAUL SIMON

16 comments:

  1. I read that, by filing for bankruptsy, Kodak are buying themselves some breathing space. However, this is probably the end of Kodak's colourful past as we remember it. I hope that doesn't sound too negative.

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  2. Martin : Filing for bankruptcy in order to stay in business : a perfect example of transparency

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  3. Kodak didn't move with the times. So sad! Departure means financial upset for the city and it's people.

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  4. Val : They never quite managed to jump on the digital bandwagon did they? They have done some good work in trying to overturn the printing ink rip-off and hopefully their printer division will be salvaged.

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  5. considering the invented the digital camera, it is really sad they didn't run with it.

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  6. On another note... That's a great shot, Alan!

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  7. Paul's song ran through my head, too. That is a great photo, Alan. Love the lines and colors.

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  8. The photo looks like it could be an ad for Kodachrome.
    Very nice!

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  9. I have a friend who works for Kodak. I don't hold out much hope for his future employment.

    It is a super photo. Cheerful to view on a winter evening :)

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  10. They were always on the cutting edge..then someone dropped the ball. I think it is very sad:(

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  11. Could be St Ives with all those colours.

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  12. It is a wonderful photo. I don't know how they can save themselves. They tried to expand into Poloroid territory earlier to make money and the courts would not let them. They made photo paper and should have gotten into printer paper very early on.

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  13. I don't know that Kodak didn't keep up- they made digital cameras after all. They sold memory cards. I guess they didn't compete. Maybe they will turn things around eventually. GREAT photo! I love chimneys!

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  14. I guess if it wasn't for kodak we wouldn't have learned so much about photography and wouldn't have been ready for the digital age. I wonder what we'll get after digital?

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  15. Bit scary, what happens if you don't adapt to changing times. And unbelievable too, isn't it.

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  16. A splendid shot to celebrate an era.

    Pity, when you think about it that the company failed to evolve and meet the market's demands...
    :(~
    HUGZ

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