death of the polaroid

February 16 2008, 0 Comments

i’m sad…. i found out today that as of next year polaroid will no longer be making film. with the dawn of the digital camera, polaroid has been kicked to the curb. but for some polaroids are the ultimate lo-fi medium. i love the character that polaroid’s have. i think i may have to stock up on a couple boxes of spectra for those rare occasions.

“Polaroid Corp. is dropping the technology it pioneered long before digital photography rendered instant film obsolete to all but a few nostalgia buffs.

Polaroid is closing factories in Massachusetts, Mexico and the Netherlands and cutting 450 jobs as the brand synonymous with instant images focuses on ventures such as a portable printer for images from cell phones and Polaroid-branded digital cameras, televisions and DVD players.”

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