Sometimes even a company known for innovative products and good
designs runs into trouble. After the guys reflect on their
respective photography experiences (Tim likes SLRs, Tom's a point
& shoot man), Tom facilitates Tim's grieving process over the
closing of Minolta's camera division. In the midst of the death of
a beloved brand, at least we can celebrate what Minolta did right.
The John Dvorak column about Minolta that Tim mentions is at