Big news this morning:
Eastman Kodak Company announced on June 22, 2009 that it will discontinue sales of KODACHROME Color Film this year, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon. Sales of KODACHROME, which became the world’s first commercially successful color film in 1935, have declined dramatically in recent years as photographers turned to other films or digital capture. Today, KODACHROME represents just a fraction of one percent of Kodak’s total sales of still-picture films.
It’s interesting to me that Kodachrome had almost the same run as analog television.
Update: I love the title Gizmodo gave this story: Kodak Discontinues Kodachrome Film Amidst Barrage of Terrible Paul Simon Jokes.