WTD: Kodak

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  1. Sirius Glass

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    "But I'm not dead yet!"
     
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    I'm hoping that Kodak will be around a lttle longer.

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    I'm not big on comic strips but that one always has the duck carrying a camera doing something photographic or other to highlight the situation at hand.
     
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    I understand that there is a section of a BBC early evening programme tonight devoted to Kodak film. For this to have attracted BBC attention and for it to be worthy of say 10 mins I strongly suspect it will be in the form of an obituary to Kodak film " An end of an era" type of stuff

    I might of course be wrong and I hope so but I doubt it. Unless things are explained by the presenters who need to be properly briefed then it will be easy for U.K Kodak film users to conclude that the film will disappear very quickly and they might as well switch to another make or to a different medium. Not helpful

    I'll let you know

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    When the last roll of Kodachrome was produced a national evening news program basically stated "this is the last color film to roll out of anywhere" (paraphrasing). I was furious.
     
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    blah blah blah, another thread devolves into "they will survive", "the world ended when KK was discontinued" etc etc. Go buy some Fuji or Arista or whatever and get out and shoot. :cool:
     
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    Never heard of those. The news clearly stated that Kodak was the last film producer and it just quit making film. There's nothing left to shoot.
     
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    Well the BBC item was quite positive if a little lightweight. Certainly no damage done or intended to be done to Kodak film.

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    I've already seen a couple of primtime news segment on Kodak which turned this into an outright
    obituary for any kind of film photography and the final triumph of digital. But almost anything on
    primetime new has to be taken with a grain of salt, and the cable "news" channels are even worse.
    Ironically, to get decent US new one has to go to BBC or something like that.
     
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    Yep. The only media I even listen to on US airwaves is TAL. I do listen to NPR for general news but overall most US journalism is crap now.

    As a US citizen I am very disappointed in what we've become.
     
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    I watched US Fox news the other day for the first time. I was wetting myself. What a joke. Our TV news is very quickly marching in the same direction.
     
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    THe owner of Fox News is an Australian, Rupert Murdoch. If it were up to me, he'd be in Gitmo as a foreign subversive.
     
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    I don't know what Gitmo is but I bet it's bad :smile:
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_Naval_Base

    Gitmo is reference to a naval base we have in Cuba - ironically a country Americans are not even legally allowed to travel to nor one we have any positive diplomatic ties with.
     
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    Oh oh, now I did it! His people will start hacking my telephone messages while he will claim that he does not know about it therefore it never happened.
     
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    I thought that the said gentleman had taken out U.S. citizenship a number of years ago. With the current U.K. enquiry into his press empire's standards in the U.K. I feel that any chance of transferring his citizenship to the U.K. is distinctly remote :D

    pentaxuser
     
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    It's reverse censorship. A handful of interests can control the discussion by turning the volume higher than anyone else can speak over. They get ahold of the web, the primetime news, and have
    dedicated propaganda networks too. But our primetime news in general is so dumbed-down to the
    lowest common denominator or redneck IQ anyway that I'm surprised that possums and porcupines
    haven't been granted voting rights, because they're probably more literate than half the people in
    this country! News is more entertainment, and I guess it sounds sexy to broadcast how nowbody
    uses film anymore, because a cell phone does it all.
     
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    Correct. Rupert took US citizenship many years ago purely for business reasons as I recall.
     
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    I see! Guantanamo was obviously too much of a mouthful for most people over there :whistling:
     
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    Yes, we are known to be rather dense, that is why we have networks such as Fox to help do our thinking for us. [​IMG]

    Several years back, someone here used the phrase in regard to Kodak employees, "Polishing brass on the Titanic." That has stuck in my mind.

    I had a very large supply of Azo in my freezer once--30 boxes--I decided to hoard when the announcement came out of DC. A year later I sold half of it for $200 a box more on eBay than I paid for it at B&H--and still retained a lifetime supply of Azo. Think of the opportunities here!