Too Big to Fail #3




Eastman Kodak Co., 1892-2012

9 comments:

Bellotoot said...

No more wild shots with the Baby Brownie.

Frank Coleman said...

And yet... and yet, we have the Diana camera making a comeback amongst the Urban Outfitter set. Almost enough to give one hope for civilization.

swac said...

Meanwhile, Kodak invested millions in that P.O.S. disc camera.

mister muleboy said...

Meanwhile, Kodak invested millions in that P.O.S. disc camera.

Well, other than the crappy, plastic-y lens, the tiny negative space, and the flawed negative-advancing system, it wasn't really too bad. . . .


Oh, let's also not forget Advantix. Kodak was on the cutting edge of shrinking the negative's area, knocking the image-grabbing space in the Advantix down to about 1/2 the size of a 135 negative's.

I thought the goal was to get more information stored in smaller and smaller formats. Kodak introduced bulk designed to record less information.

Notwithstanding all of that: I shed more than a tear knowing they'll likely emerge, at best, a known name attached to some crappy products manufactured by others.

swac said...

You mean like Philips?

Fred said...

They didn't get a bailout because they actually manufactured a product. If they had changed their corporate model to "securitizing" Wall Street paper and spreading the crap around the World, they'd have been in line for at least a billion or two from Uncle Sam to keep them afloat.

the informed one said...

I got carried away

you were merely misinformed

swac said...

Wait, aren't you related to Miss Informed?

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

when i think back on all the CRAP i learned in high school