View Full Version : Kodak Merger Announced

tim atherton
1-Apr-2007, 17:28
article by Ctein on the new merger of AT&T and Kodak


The latest news to shake the photography world is yet another change in direction by Great Yellow Father and the announcement of a major corporate merger. It was just a few years ago that Kodak CEO Antonio Perez announced that for all intents and purposes film was dead and Kodak would be devoting its future energies to digital photography. In today's press release, Kodak announced that, in effect, digital photography was dead and the future was in telecommunications.

"The up-and-coming generation of young image makers don't even use cameras. They use cell phones," Perez said. "They freely intermingle still images and video clips, sending them to their friends and posting them on-line. They don't even think about photography in the traditional sense. And they don't buy cameras and they don't get prints made. It's all going virtual.

"Cameras and prints have always been our core business, whether based on film or digital image capture. If we're going to survive into the 22nd century, we have to move beyond photography.

"Accordingly, today we announce our merger with AT&T. Both both Kodak and AT&T brand names will be subsumed into the new 'Telecom Photoimaging Corporation.'"... more


Jim Rice
1-Apr-2007, 17:37
This is a spoof, right?

Jim Rice
1-Apr-2007, 17:38
Ah.......the date. Silly me.

Steven Barall
1-Apr-2007, 18:04
This could cause mass hysteria in the Rochester area like Orson Wells' "War Of The Worlds" radio broadcast did in Grover's Mill New Jersey.

Eric James
1-Apr-2007, 18:34
Also today, Fujifilm has announced the 5X7 QuickLoad system.

And Zeiss has this new offering for large format:


Walter Calahan
1-Apr-2007, 19:20
Great news 'cause once AT&T get's its mitts around Kodak they'll have to spin it off as fast as you can say National Cash Register.

What I want to see is Fuji Film buying Microsoft so that Vista can handle meta-data.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

1-Apr-2007, 19:24
The saddest bit is.... it would be an improvement based on previous AT&T mergers....