Gary in Kodak's professional film department confirmed to me last week that Tech Pan is, indeed, going to disappear in early 2005. Thus, this is not an "unconfirmed rumor" and does not "tell more about the nerves of the posters" as stated above. You, too, can get confirmation by going to Kodak.com, clicking on 'contact', clicking on 'professional films', and dialing the specific number and extension for the aforementioned department.