Kodak's long fade to black.
'Like the passing of distinguished individuals, the passing of great corporations should prompt us to ponder the transience of earthly glory. So let's pay our respects to Eastman Kodak, which at this writing appears to be a shutter-click from extinction.' [more inside]
posted by VikingSword
on Dec 3, 2011 -
's tiny drive-up huts with the yellow roof were an icon of the 1970s suburban experience, with 4000 of them throughout the U.S. You drove up, gave your film to the girl inside, and got prints a couple of days later. But stores began closing
en masse in the 1980s with the boom
of in-store "prints in an hour". Most Fotomats have been torn down or are crumbling away (cool slideshow
), a few being used for coffee
. Former alumni are out there and share some memories stories
on Facebook. Fotomat unbelievably is around and has a website
but this September they threw in the towel on their Snapfish-like business model.
posted by crapmatic
on Nov 25, 2009 -
For 40 years starting in 1950 the huge - 18 x 60 foot - Kodak Coloramas
hung in the east balcony of New York's Grand Central Terminal. Photos were enlarged onto successive strips of Ektacolor print film, each 19 inches wide and about 20 feet long, and after processing, 41 such strips were spliced together with transparent tape to make one, giant 18 x 60 foot display transparency. [more inside]
posted by woodblock100
on Mar 13, 2009 -
Steath InkJet Printer Could Rock Industry
I know that once your desktop printer reached a certain quality, you probably stopped caring about printing news at all. But suddenly there are a few breakthroughs to get excited about. Kodak's first inkjet printers
have cut ink cartridge prices in half, Zink doesn't use ink
at all and will fit in your pocket and now an Australian start-up is announcing a $200 printer that will print a page a second. And the inkjet connection to nanotechnology won't just mean cheaper printers. People are using inkjet heads to print microchips
and even human cells
is trying to replicate the Altair phenomenon
with 3D printers, and you can even get a ZPrinter 450
industrial-strength 3D printer for less than $40,000. How long before the word print means serving yourself the latest Stephen King, a pair of glasses or even a new kidney?
posted by PeteNicely
on Mar 26, 2007 -
and there's nothing you can do about it, Bucko!
(I think its a parody). As someone who came from Rochester, I bet this gets heavy circulation there, the company being the center of attention through all the
fat and lean years .......
(actually the company DOES alredy have kick ass digital products, but this is funny)
posted by celerystick
on Jan 1, 2007 -
Kodak gives more reason to convert to digital photography.
Eastman Kodak's "Kodak Park facility" in Rochester, is #1 in New York for releases of suspected toxicants and neurotoxins to endocrine, gastrointestinal, liver, cardiovascular, kidney, respiratory, and reproductive health. Remember dioxin? The stuff of Agent Orange, used in the Vietnam war that caused so much grief to war vets and Vietnamese, well Kodak released more dioxin into New York's environment in 2000 than any other source. In 1996 they were dumping methylene chloride concentrations as high as 3,600,000 parts per billion into area rivers, when the legal level is five parts per billion. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found Kodak guilty of illegal disposal of hazardous wastes, illegal use of incinerators and waste piles, failing to notify the EPA of groundwater contaminations, making undocumented shipments of hazardous wastes, and for 20 years having leaky underground pipes, among other violations.
posted by giantkicks
on Jun 1, 2003 -
Reply To All button considered harmful
An employee (called a manager in the headline but a millwright in the article) was fired from Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY when he replied to an email announcing "National Coming Out Day" (hint: he wasn't in favor). But in addition to the sender, his message went to about 1000 other employees. Kodak says he was terminated when he refused to admit that sending it to all those people was wrong, not for it's content. Is this Political Correctness run amok or justifiable?
posted by tommasz
on Oct 31, 2002 -
A Generous Brazilian Helping Of Cartier-Bresson's Photographs:
His work is so vital it's unusually monitor-friendly. This 1999 Brazilian website includes many hard-to-find photographs, interestingly divided by location(Europe, America, India). There's also a nice selection of his classic images on Photology.com's
commercial site and an avaricious but compelling set of portraits of writers here
, courtesy of a Eastman Kodak-sponsored exhibition. [As far as I can tell, they're all copyright-cleared. Bring your old Leicas out...and despair!
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jun 17, 2002 -
Can you camera do this?
Kodak's MC3 looks to hot to trot featuring an MP3 player, Digital Video recorder and camera. There's not much reason I can see not to run to the store and grab one now!
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Apr 3, 2001 -