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The history of Kodak: Pioneer of film and digital photography - Slideshow | ExtremeTech
What a fall from grace! Kodak, the company that created photography, enabled Hollywood movies and home videos, and invented digital photography, is now on the verge of dissolution. Ironically, its own progeny -- digital photography, a market segment that has been almost uniformly painted in a positive light since its emergence in 1991 -- looks set to deliver the killing blow, too.