I wear a white coat here in my DR and did quite often at Kodak when in the lab. I was in a chem lab of some sort or another daily for over 32 years as were most of my analog associates at EK.
We were computer savvy and literate. In fact, I teach Visual BASIC, C++ and assembly coding and have done so locally and at Kodak for nearly 20 years. We wrote programs for Linux, Qnx and other operating systems to run our processes which were all computer operated. And, we networked them together and communitcated encrypted formulas world wide.
My work was so confidential that we were on a special Token Ring network within Kodak that isolated us via a firewall from the rest of Kodak to prevent access of the emulsion formulas, but final formulas were placed on stand-alone computers with a unique OS to isolate them even further.
I think you should understand that Kodak is a house united in their knowledge of computers, photography (imaging) and color. They are divided in marketing strategy. Many people in R&D move and have moved between analog and digital due to the many cross disciplines in these fields.