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May 17, 2013

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Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 17, 2013 2:15 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Kodak was content to sit on its' patents and not innovate. They could have done Instagram. Kodak knew *everything* about photography. Instead, they focused on you needing a camera and buying something to put in that camera. Kodak did not listen to customers about what they wanted in this new digital age. You have Canon and Nikon who are growing in the digital age, even though with things like iPhones destroying the point-and-shoot marketplace. Even Fuji, who had film factories located near Kodak's saw the writing on the wall and adapted. Used their film skills for other markets.

It's an old cliche, but Kodak is like a buggy whip manufacturer in the early 1900s that thought cars were ridiculous. Don't blame Kodak's poor strategic vision on the Internet. What would Lanier have us do? Turn off the Internet? What about the jobs that has created?

Posted by: Ferd at May 17, 2013 6:35 AM

FTA Hollande: I stoped reading when Hollande was described as "normal" compared to the "gazelle-like nonchalance of Obama". And I think that was written without sarcasm. God help us.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 17, 2013 7:58 AM

Did I read the Jenni Diski piece wrong, or is she really arguing that governments need to keep giving money to artists so that artists can continue to not produce the stuff they stopped producing hundreds of years ago anyway? In the age of digitization and the ability of even the poorest and least mobile individuals to encounter several lifetimes' worth of great art and literature and music at their leisure, for the cost of a cheap laptop and an internet connection, she's wondering why nobody feels any particular need to throw more public money in that direction.

Shit - I *love* bookstores. I've worked at a Barnes & Noble for the last 8 years and change and even I can see the folly in having the government throw money around just to keep the traditional Great Art delivery systems up and running.

Anyhoo, maybe my perspective is different than hers: maybe Great Art will get a chance to breath (let alone be created) again when the professors and self-identified elitists are no longer teaching people to encounter or create them through the ugly filters of modern interpretive theories. Just a thought, though I admit that I'm now off-topic.

What a grubby little article.

Posted by: Cameron at May 17, 2013 9:39 AM

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