Thanks, I'm glad this was enjoyable/informative.

One other interesting tidbit about Jack: he spoke conversational Japanese, and I think his last major conference presentation was in the early 90s in Japan. Apparently, by the 90s, his relations with Fuji were better than with Kodak and he told me that he felt that Japan was the place to be, for his research.

I haven't researched the extent of his relationships with the companies, he gave me the impression that he was strongly opposed to any reporting embargo that is often imposed if we take corporate money to fund academic research. As such, Jack once told me that some of the money to support his research actually came from his family's own personal funds.