Ask HN: Insider History of the demise of Kodak?

Most are familiar with the fact that Kodak developed the first digital camera in the 70s, and then never followed up on it, eventually becoming bankrupt as film became obsolete.

I’m interested in an ‘insider’ account of what was going on at Kodak during the rise of digital. My naive assumption is a bunch of 60+ executives with a 1950’s mindset of “We’re Kodak”, and some junior execs proposed projects that are either ignored or ridiculed.

But I wonder, what really happened? Is there a source or interviews or the like? What were they saying in the meetings while digital products were hitting the market?


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