You're right, that sort of thing is silly.
People don't think highly of Kodak, but they were working on electronic photography long before pretty much anyone else. They did a lot of the pioneering work, the problem is that their products were before their time and Kodak didn't persevere in getting things to the market, so that doesn't help their mind share. This was another place where Apple dropped the ball, Kodak and Apple collaborated on a digital camera, but never updated it.
Related, but a bit off-topic to share a small bit of anecdotal history with Kodak. Years ago, my product division made a real-time acquisition graphic board (Sbus originally, converted to PCI later). Under contract with Kodak, it was integrated into a small Sun workstation to sit inside the original Kodak photo kiosk for scanning/cropping/repro. Later, I coordinated with General Atomic for a board redesign to meet their specs (VMEbus, timing, and stress) for integration into their then-new Predator UAV's nosecone providing remote real-time image capture and interpolation. It debuted during Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait and continues (profitably sold to L3, thank you very much) in service now in Iraq and Afghanistan. From commercial kiosks to military surveillance ... a success story (less so for Kodak) of COTS dual-use technology.