Companies like Kodak, Comet & HMV struggled with the move to digital formats for their main activity and lost ground to those who made better use of the opportunities digital technologies afforded. Are academic writers now in the same situation? How will they cope with the challenges that even these technology companies couldn't overcome?
Thomas Edison demonstrates the Kinetograph to George Eastman (of Eastman Kodak). The Kinetograph was patented in 1891 and took a series of instantaneous photographs on standard 35mm Eastman Kodak film.