And finally… Photos finished

As Kodak’s recent slide into bankruptcy suggested, the camera-film business has known better days. This week, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) delivered the final insult to celluloid by removing charges for processing colour films from the shopping basket of goods it uses to measure inflation. iPads are in; Kodachrome is out. Fair enough, you might think. Elsewhere, however; there was a distinctly retro feeling to some of the items that the ONS tossed into its basket, which now includes cans of stout, nanny fees and trade union subscriptions. What next? Based on recent trends, analysts are looking for the ONS to include Spangles, Austin Allegros and space hoppers in future revisions!

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