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RIP – Kodak discontinues its Kodachrome film

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on June 23, 2009

 

Kodak Kodachrome 64

Kodak Kodachrome 64

On June 22 Kodak announced that it will cease production of its 74 year old Kodachrome film due to declining sales as photographers switch to digital.

For more information: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31486343/ns/business-us_business/

Kodachrome by Paul Simon  http://www.geocities.com/bjaes.geo/lyrics/kodacrm.htm

When I think back

On all the crap I learned in high school

It’s a wonder I can think at all

And though my lack of education

Hasn’t hurt me none

I can read the writing on the wall

Kodachrome

You give us those nice bright colors

You give us the greens of summers

Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah!

I got a Nikon camera

I love to take a photograph

So Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

If you took all the girls I knew

When I was single

 And brought them all together for one night

I know they’d never match

My sweet imagination

And everything looks worse in black and white Kodachrome

You give us those nice bright colors

You give us the greens of summers

Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah!

I got a Nikon camera

I love to take a photograph

So Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome (away)

 Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome

 Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome (away)

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome

 (Leave your boy so far from home)

Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome (away)

 

By Jim McKinniss

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  1. Maurice said, on June 23, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    All good things come to an end. One of these days they will be saying the same thing about Digital Photography!


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