I was an early adopter of digital photography using a Sony digital camera that saved photos to a 3.5″ floppy disk. It had bad color and horrible resolution, but it was fast and allowed me to get photos on the web and TV faster than developing film.

Although I’ve pretty much used digital cameras since then and even pushed for the elimination of darkrooms, it makes me sad to see Kodachrome film processing going away with the New York Times reporting photographers scrambling to have their images developed before the end of the year. With even “a railroad worker who had driven from Arkansas to pick up 1,580 rolls of film that he had just paid $15,798 to develop.”

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