Good discussion of Polaroid and Kodak on BBC Radio 4

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  1. Tom Kershaw

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    Not good at all. That Martin Franklin from Polaroid Originals repeats the old myth told by Impossible on their origin, which is far off the truth. He also claims that the end of old Polaroid would have been the end of instant photography. Totally neglecting Fuji with their Instax system.
    At that point I stopped listening.
     
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    Yup, it was a very limited view of things.
     
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    What is the myth? I am unaware of it.
     
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    That there were enthusiastic guys at Enschede wanting a restart and that Florian Kaps came and made it all going.
     
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    I noticed they didn't talk about the Instax products, but not aware of a myth around the Impossible / Polaroid project?
     
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    Because you all believe the myth about the good people by all means trying to preserve instant photography. There was no interest at all. It all started with outside imput.
     
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    Your response was somewhat rude and abrupt. I don't see anyone posting about believing a myth. They were only asking what the Polaroid myth was that you had referenced. I, too, was unaware of it. Thank you for your clarification.
     
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    You are right, no one said so. But I wanted to indicate that one would not speak of a myth, if one believes that a story one is told is right.
    I still do not think that I was rude by saying so. But in no case I intended to be rude. Im sorry that I came over so.
     
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    I am familiar only with what the Impossible Project wrote on their website and what is written in Wikipedia. Is there a more accurate source of the story?
     
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