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The End of Kodachrome and What It Tells Us About Quality

Jim Hamilton
 Jun 23, 2009

I woke up this morning with a line from an old Paul Simon song stuck in my head and I’m sure I’m not the only aging Baby Boomer who began their day humming “Momma don’t take my Kodachrome away.” Kodak’s announcement that it would stop manufacturing its iconic Kodachrome film is important today mainly as a symbol of the demise of the photographic film market, but it does have other implications. It is an example of how times have changed, and specifically, how a higher quality method of capturing and reproducing photographs has lost out to a method that offers lower (but sufficient) quality as well as numerous other advantages that ultimately outweighed quality alone. Read more »

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