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No flash in the pan

In 2010, about 8 years after filing for Chapter 11 protection, Polaroid entered into a contract with Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Polaroid used to be the film company of the future, famous for its instant film cameras. Its eventual bankruptcy in 2008 was widely attributed to the failure by management to anticipate the effect of… Read More »

Fantasy island

The 1970s was the decade we all like to forget. Amongst many dubious inventions, I have had reason to recall recently the TV series called Fantasy Island. The owner charged wealthy individuals $50,000 each to come to the island and live out their fantasies. Pretty well all the fantasies were unlikely. I suppose that is… Read More »