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    ^yes Omaha, that does resonate with "kids" today, however, it is called Blurb (ie print on demand) and sadly Kodak missed that boat (from a consumer perspective - though they have b2b print on demand presence...)
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    That's where I have a hard time with the "blame Kodak" camp.

    I was an early adopter of Ofoto.com, and stayed with them after Kodak bought them out. You can't say Kodak wasn't making an effort at the online/digital/social/POD world. They just (like 99.9% of companies that tried) didn't make it. Sure, we can look at that in hindsight and point to the various bad moves they made along the way, but pretty much everyone made bad moves.

    I was CIO for a well-funded dotcom company in the late 1990's into 2000. I lived that world. It was a ridiculous time. We were ALL scrambling around, not knowing what we were doing, taking every shot we could, knowing that if we somehow got it "right" we would be looking at the brass ring of all brass rings, but knowing that the odds were massively stacked against us.

    Its easy to say, today, that all we had to do was what Google (or pick your favorite internet company) did. We were all trying.

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    Agree Omaha! Heck back in the day My Space was gonna be the next AOL....
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    While I love to see Perez hit the road, there's always that risk of the devil you know...

    The world isn't exactly filled with CEOs who think outside the box these days. Greed runs the world. It's not about stay good at what you do - its about satisfying the shareholders.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    So, Perez says he will be leaving in a year. Kind of reminds me of when Doprah Winbag announced her show would be leaving in ANOTHER year. No time like the present, I say.

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    As to the film market 20 years ago - 1993, it was expanding! That is when the new high speed machine was being ramped up so as to meet the demands being placed on EK. And paper was selling as fast as we could make it!

    PE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    As to the film market 20 years ago - 1993, it was expanding! That is when the new high speed machine was being ramped up so as to meet the demands being placed on EK. And paper was selling as fast as we could make it!

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    Good times.....good times.

    I bet back then you could not imagine how bad things would get with film.

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    Oh yes, some of us could!

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    By 1993 it was all over but for the shouting and introducing the APS system was major mistake.

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    Yes, I agree Fred, but all of the manufacturers made the same mistake. Fuji and Agfa bought into it and even helped in the design. All of them had blinders.

    The big day of reckoning came in 2005, when Agfa went bankrupt, Kodak left pager manufacturing, and Ilford reorganized. It was a year in which analog sales fell 35% in one quarter.

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