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Kenny Suleimanagich, Medium, Kodak’s Problem Child – How the blue-chip company was bankrupt by one of its own inventions, here.

The tipping point had come years earlier, in 1975.

That year, Steve Sasson was a 25 year-old electrical engineer working in Kodak’s Photographic Research Laboratory. His assignment was not considered pressing or significant to anyone but himself, his team, and his supervisor: the task was to find a way for captured light to be converted into an electronic signal with a numeric, or digital, value.

 

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