Friday, September 30, 2011
Remembering the First One
The sad part is that Kodak has been losing market share for years having completely missed the digital revolution. The company has not made a profit in several years and the rumor is that they are going to file for bankruptcy.
Kodak was perhaps at its peak when I went to work in the ECM&U (engineering, construction, maintenance and utilities) division in Kodak Park as a maintenance engineer. Kodak was justifiably proud of its history. They were heavily involved in the US Space Program and provided the film that was used in the Apollo missions to the moon. I left to join the Navy in late 1969.
Companies come and go, rise and fall, but for me hearing this news was sad.
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