More Links of the Day:
– The Kodak news continued to roll:
Kodak may emerge from bankruptcy with no ties to photography, speculate some analysts in MarketWatch:
If that happens, and Kodak emerges, consumers can kiss the remaining remnants of the company’s photographic business good bye.
“Forget about it. It’s not making money now,” said Mark Kaufman, analyst for Rafferty Capital Markets.
“It’s not a consumer business, its business-to-business,” Kaufman said. “That’s what you’re going to have.”
The Atlantic asks “What Killed Kodak?” The author describes a headquarters “cloistered in sleepy Rochester.”
The Wall Street Journal profiled several ex-Kodak workers to see how their lives are faring.
Kodak spokesman Gerard Meuchner resigned.
Moody’s has again downgraded Kodak.
The Washington Post talked to photographers mourning the great company.
– Rochester will host the Republican State Convention this year. I wonder what Main Street will look like? Maybe they can plant some grass at Midtown by then.
– I revisited my old stomping grounds, Richmond’s. It has reopened and undergone a beautiful remodeling. Former regulars will laugh at hearing there’s now a chef who sautees things on the grill. Don’t worry, you can still order the famous wings. I wish the new owners the best of luck.
– I was saddened to learn the city’s first homicide victim of the year was in my graduating class at John Marshall High School. I have not seen James McNair in many years, but was heartbroken to read he was a well-respected youth mentor and innocent victim. Rest in peace, James.