新世纪英专本科生系列(修订版):听力教程(第三版)第1册 Unit 10 Picturing a Future for Kodak

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Jim Megargee is a traditional photographer.

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He struggles with how photography
has changed from film to digital.

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“There is a physical difference between a silver print 

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and a digital print.
There is just a physical difference to it.

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It’s something not many people think of.
And with a silver print,

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 it’s — that’s
actually an etching into paper into a silver layer.

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That’s embedded in the paper.

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With a digital print it’s ink on paper.”

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Kodak is America’s largest photographic film company.

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It may stop making film.

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But Mr.Megargee says that does not mean photographers

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like him will no longer be able to work.

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“What happens with the photographer when you lose a material,

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like that, like say your favorite film
gets taken off the market or, you know,

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the company stops making it, there are other companies.

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They are not going to replace that film,
but they have maybe a similar product.”

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But stopping the manufacture of a product

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will affect the people who produce it.

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Ray Rock works at Kodak headquarters in Rochester, New York.

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“Personally, very concerned.

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I still need a few more years before
I can get full retirement benefits,

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I — we’ll see what happens.”

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Kodak may continue in business by selling

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rights to some of the digital imaging technology it created.

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Bruce Upbin of Forbes magazine says Kodak

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will be a different company from what it once was.

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“My hunch is it will be mostly
an intellectual property company,

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meaning it’ll just be collecting revenue

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from licensing its patents and technology.”

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Mr. Megargee says comparing traditional
chemical photography 

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with digital photography
is like comparing watercolors to oil paintings.

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“It’s not unusual to see someone sitting
on a computer station okay,

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and doing the — trying to make —

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do the same thing and taking two or three or four hours.”

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He is hoping for a continued supply
of traditional products to work with.

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