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What have you done Kodak, what have you done? Earlier this month, the stalwart film company got into bed with the oh-so-tempting blockchain brigade, and its stock price dutifully shot up. With one day to go before its initial coin offering was scheduled, more details have emerged about this unholy marriage, and it's easy to believe that the reincarnated Kodak isn't long for this world.

A month is hardly a unit of measurement. It can start on any day of the week and last anywhere from 28 to 31 days. Sometimes a month is four weeks long, sometimes five, sometimes six. You have to buy a new calendar with new dates every single year. It's a strange design.

Making a photograph today is a matter of pressing a button and letting a bunch of electronics do their thing. Before that we had film, and before film we had even more cumbersome processes. Did you know that making photographs once involved materials like egg-whites, asphalt and platinum? Watch these videos to hear and see how the magic of photography came to be.

These days, almost everything you watch on TV and in theatres is shot digitally. But because Hollywood still needs film sometimes, the biggest motion picture companies in the world are banding together to keep the lights on in Kodak's Rochester motion picture film plant.

These days there's a mountain of extra data saved every time you snap a digital photo. So figuring out where and when a shot was taken requires minimal detective work. Back in the days of film it wasn't so easy, so Kodak built a camera in 1914 called the Autographic that let photographers sign and denote their shots for easy reference later on. Basically, it was the world's first camera with EXIF data.

Kodak is really closing out its era as a photographic monolith, opting to sell off its film business entirely. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Kodak will not only sell its print film production, but also its digital imaging kiosks, and the printers and scanners that go with them.


Leaders of large corporations often have a little bit of the crazy about them. Like, for instance, Kodak founder George Eastman, who, back in 1928, insisted that the official company calendar had to use 13 months.

After being purchased by the photo-hosting site Shutterfly for $US23.8m last month, one-time giant Kodak will take its Kodak Gallery offline for good, July 2. Users of the image-hosting service were notified today by email, along with a request to please notify Kodak no later than May 28 if they wish to have their photos migrated over to Shutterfly's servers.