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The Death of Innovation at Polaroid

There was a time in 1948 when Polaroid Corporation was the cocky, swaggering, technological king of the hill. In that year it introduced "instant" film development and in one terrible industrial instant, began a process that would result in the ... near-obsolescence of conventional film. However, just over 50 years later, Polaroid faced bankruptcy thanks to the digital camera. Now, it seems, Polaroid wants to recapture those golden days by introducing instant digital image printing. A Polaroid printer about the size of a PDA will produce dry-to-the-touch, business-card-sized color photographs ... (view more)

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