Analog Is Dead

Why All Photo Snapshots Must Be Digitized in 2008, Explains


IRVINE, Calif., Dec 24, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) — If you are plugged-in to the lightning-fast changes in technology, you know your collection of vinyl albums, VHS cassettes and printed pictures must be digitally converted before it fades away.

“Analog is dead. Now, the race is on to digitally convert generations of favorite memories super-fast and inexpensively,” explained Mitch Goldstone, a speaker at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES (R)). As part of the January 8th “Spotlight on Imaging” session, Goldstone will discuss what he describes as “the biggest news since the advent of digital photography” and forecast how quickly the 3.5 trillion analog pictures can be digitally saved and shared.

“If you thought the recording and motion picture industries were smart by re-branding and inventing new distribution channels to market their products, the photo imaging industry is also poised to create similar demand and excitement in 2008.”

Goldstone, president and CEO of will again address the 2008 CES–the world’s largest consumer technology trade show. His updated message on super-fast photo scanning with the KODAK Document Imaging i660 scanners ( customer profile), helps digitally preserve generations of photo memories in minutes.

One-thousand photos are digitally scanned in about 10-minutes for just [12¢ per photo], or more than 1,800 pictures saved when using the online prepaid “fill-the-box” U.S. Postal Service Priority mail service. has a treasured history of trust. The company’s founders (Goldstone and Carl Berman) are well-known photo imaging industry leaders who created an easy ordering menu for same-day scanning services, including: photo memory albums, Kodak-quality reprints and enlargements, photo restorations, secure and easy online digital photo developing, VHS, 35mm slide and 35mm negative digital conversion services.

The parent company, 30 Minute Photos Etc., founded in 1990, operates an ecommerce and retail photo center, based in Irvine, Calif. Goldstone and Berman are lead-plaintiffs in the merchant interchange antitrust class-action litigation against Visa, MasterCard and leading member banks, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wachovia and others. They co-edit – The Credit Card Interchange Report, providing daily news and commentary updates on their multibillion dollar antitrust price-fixing battle.