February 11th, 2008

april 2021 userpic

R.I.P. Original Polaroid

Looks like the company that technically "produced" most of the old family photos on my website is leaving the business they started. Can't say I blame 'em though, digital photography is a LOT more efficient and cheaper than those "instant photos". Typical "point, shoot, peel layer after 60 seconds" photo:

The later, more convenient "Polaroid One-Step" era, where the camera regurgitated the photo, and you didn't have to "peel":

That last photo was the one the salesman at Montgomery Ward took of my mom when she was there buying the One-Step camera in December 1977.
  • Current Music
    TWiT podcast
  • Tags