Feb 9, 2012 at 6:35 pm

More Kodak drama: Kodak ceases camera production.

And in today's news, Kodak inches a bit closer to death by ceasing to produce cameras. Now I know what you're thinking, "Kodak hasn't made good cameras since like 1960!". Well, that's true. They weren't great professional quality gear - but they were a good value for the market niche they occupied.

But wait, there's more! You haven't even heard the funny part yet - Kodak will now be focusing on selling inkjet printers. Yep, that's right. Inkjet printers. Now if you're asking yourself what the fuck the Kodak board was smoking when they decided that, well, it's called "Ex-HP CEO". This is what happens when you hire some idiot from HP. This is the same guy that won the prestigious Worst CEO of 2011 award from Motley Fool.

So, why the inket hate? Well, they serve very little purpose. Larger companies tend to use laserjets due to speed and lower cost of operation, and artists tend to outsource printing (photo quality printers are quite pricey). Also, HP is pretty much the undisputed champion of shitty useless printers inkjets, so why assault HP on their own turf? Oh wait, that's right, Kodak's CEO Antonio Perez used to work there. Is this perhaps some executive dick waving at the cost of my favorite film manufacturer?

Source: Reuters.

Todays picture: a statue from one of the New Orleans cemeteries. Link goes to full set.


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