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Thanks to wired.com for pointing out the significance of September 4–it is the 119th anniversary of the day when George Eastman received a patent for a roll film camera and registered the name “Kodak.” For me, Eastman’s story seems inextricably linked to the rise of America in the 20th century: innovation, industrialization, mass marketing. Now it’s the 21st century, and industrialization has been replaced by globalization, and film by electronic sensors. So let’s stop for a moment and meditate on all the Eastman created.
–David Schonauer