Here’s an example of a company dropping a part of its product line with grace! Kodak has decided to cease production of its slide projector because of declining demand caused by the increased demand for technology.
“During its heyday from the 1960s to the 1980s, it was the principal means for amateurs to share their astrophotos and give lectures at club meetings, conventions, public star parties, and planetarium shows.” So for all of you projector fans out there, it’s time to move on to PowerPoint. It’s reported that over 15 million of these projectors are floating around in American basements, school storage units, and local dumps.
While many other companies would go crying to the government for subsidies and grants to save their dying product, Kodak silently drops its beloved projector and moves on to bigger and better things.
For the full story, read "Amateur Astronomers Lose an Old Friend."