Polaroid One 600 UltraDespite some enthusiasm Polaroid are killing Polaroid Instant Film Factories. Queue price rises and Polaroid’s entry into “cult status” deserved or not, ala the Lomo LC-A. Full details can be found at the Washington Post:

“Polaroid Corp. is dropping the technology it pioneered long before digital photography rendered instant film obsolete to all but a few nostalgia buffs. Polaroid is closing factories in Massachusetts, Mexico and the Netherlands and cutting 450 jobs as the brand synonymous with instant images focuses on ventures such as a portable printer for images from cell phones and Polaroid-branded digital cameras, televisions and DVD players. This year’s closures will leave Polaroid with 150 employees at its Concord headquarters.”

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