I wonder where Kodak would be if it were not for the shorting out of the market in 2008. I wonder if the repeal of the uptick rule in 2007 led to the naked shorting that was so rampant in 2008. And at the very least, were it not for that, would we still have Kodachrome today? While many consider digital to be a "permanent" process, any permanence is strictly in the digital file that has to be constantly transferred across storage mediums (media?) as computer technology changes. No actual output print of a digital image is probably any more stable than an old C-22 film. Kodachrome was the only truly permanent physical color likeness.