February 9th, 2008

Old Friend

RIP: Polaroid

My family used to have a Polaroid camera when I was a kid. I thiought it was great. You took the picture and out popped the photograph which slowly developed and took colour before your eyes.

Of course in this day and age of digital technology Polaroid camera's are pretty much defunct apart from hard core enthusiasts. Even regular camera's seem to be on a major decline as people shift to the much more instant digital.

So it shouldn't come as a surprise that Polaroid are calling it quits. To be honest I guess I thought they had probably closed down their Polaroid camera and film plants years ago (apparently they did cease the actual camera production a year ago).

Anyway, RIP Polaroid - guess we'll rememebr you via the 'Remember the 70's/80's' style programmes.

Polaroid Snaps Out Of Making Film (BBC News Online; Friday 8th February 2008)