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10 technologies that should be extinct (but aren't...
7. Instant Cameras
Like their distant cousins the snooty novelists, many [[xref:http://jscms.jrn.columbia.edu/cns/2008-04-15/mcdonald-film.html|camera buffs eschew digital]] for the comfort of darkrooms and the aroma of developer fluid. Even the venerable Polaroid Instant Photo is making a comeback.
The original Polaroid company filed for bankruptcy (for the second time) in 2008 and had its assets purchased in April 2009 by a private holding company. Despite that, the newly revived firm has introduced an updated version of the OneStep camera (the [[xref:http://www.photographybay.com/2010/04/29/polaroid-pic-300-instant-film-strikes-back-at-your-wallet/|Polaroid PIC 300|Polaroid PIC-300: Instant Film Strikes Back . . . At Your Wallet » Photography Bay : Digital Camera Reviews, News and Resources]]) that, yes, uses instant film. That trip down memory lane will set you back $90 for the camera--plus a steep $1 per shot. Polaroid has even hired pop diva Lady Gaga as "creative director." If Polaroid can survive Lady Gaga, it may be with us for a long, long time.
10 technologies that should be extinct (but aren't)