– The New York Post takes “Cuomo & Co.” to task for their Queens convention center proposal and gaming expansion plans. Among other things, the paper decries the lack of public input and economic benefits:
Meanwhile, the convention industry is in decline. And casinos rarely pay off as predicted (see: Atlantic City and Las Vegas).
Luckily, it’s not too late to apply the brakes. And here’s a better idea for Cuomo & Co.: Ask Wal-mart to open there.
– Could you one day be able to place legal bets on your smartphone? The Syracuse Post-Standard delves into what online gaming could look like in New York State. You guessed it, lottery officials are very interested.
– The National Technical Institute for the Deaf continues to be a beacon for the deaf community. The Democrat and Chronicle takes an in-depth look at the evolution of the college.
– A Genesee County farmer recalls the accident that took her right leg.
– A man writes in the Democrat and Chronicle about his fight on Facebook to end use of the “n” word. The first line grabs you.
– A thoughtful essay asks whether mobile photography really killed Kodak. The author says the company’s downfall is not because of a lack of innovation, but failing to see the transformation of why people take pictures.
Where Kodak got it wrong was its perception that people were still taking photographs which they would then print.
But this is increasingly no longer the case.
The real value in photography today is the software and platforms used for sharing and distribution. Kodak would need to pull off a miracle to become a major player in this space.
In all likelihood, Kodak’s moment might have passed.
– Kodak has unveiled two new cameras.