Re: Kodak B&W Paper Discontinued? Good Riddance.

From: Greg Schmitz ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/13/05-04:33:16 PM Z
Message-id: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0507131821080.5369@papaya.cc.columbia.edu>

I've tried to ignore this thread but can't. I'm not enough of an
expert to say what percentage of Kodak's total cost/profit/loss B&W
paper accounts for in the scheme of things, I'll bet it's relatively
insignificant to the going concern known as Kodak (it's probably a
very small percentage of 1%). Kodak is a huge multi-national that
makes very little of its' total profits from general photographic
goods. Kodak is one of the largest DOD contractors in the U.S. and
has been for many years (at least in terms of contracts let). That
said, Kodak's public image has been linked to the general photographic
market in the past (this may be changing - or rather Kodak may be
trying to change that perception.) It's smoke and mirrors. Kodak
could probably discontinue ALL photographic products tomorrow and
still continue - but their stock price would plummet because
investors, like the public, still watch what's happening in the public
arena.

-greg schmitz

On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Julian wrote:

>> ...unlike you I have been upset with Kodak for a long time and refuse all
>> their products
>> except AZO paper which is made here in Canada...
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> ...and one final note on the subject of Kodak. For what it's worth, they were
> one of the U.S. chemical companies Reagan allowed to sell chemicals to Saddam
> Hussein, and I doubt they were used for darkrooms.
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> Julian
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Received on Wed Jul 13 16:33:22 2005

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