Digital cameras put photo-lab out of business

Sign that says film developing no longer availableThis sign on a film developing drop box says that “Due to the decrease in film developing demand, this service will no longer be available.” The drop box is outside Yahoo!’s 4,000-person headquarters.

Way back in 1996-7 I was saying that digital photography would eventually obsolete most photolabs. Sure, a small segment would still want or need the chemically based developer/stop/fixer photography, but I knew that it would put a serious dent in the marketplace.

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