Obsolescence???

35mm film

A recent article in the New York Times tells the tale of a man in New Jersey thwarted in his recent attempt to have a reel of 35mm film processed at a local Stop and Shop:

But a sign on the familiar drop-box next to the juice aisle informed him that because of the advent of digital photography, film would no longer be accepted at the store. “The sign said something like, ‘Thanks for your past patronage and good luck,’” Mr. Wallerstein said.

When he returned to the store 10 days later, both the box and the sign were gone. “It’s like it never even existed,” he said. “As if it had all been a dream.”

Katie Hafner. Film Drop-Off Sites Fade Against Digital Cameras. New York Times. October 9, 2007.

Posted by: Ian M.

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