The world’s largest maker of film, yesterday reported a 63-per-cent drop in third-quarter profit because of higher costs and said full-year profit will fall by more than half. Read the complete article for staggering details. You know I love digital video and the possibility it brings to film but, at the same time, I think of Candace, a wonderful, kindly, enlightened Kodak rep I met at Sundance. I wonder if she is still with them given the challenges they’re facing.
Speaking of Spectacular Solar Flames
An enormous solar storm is expected this evening. Huge sunspots and flaming coronas. Space.Com offers details, time-lapse images and safe viewing hints. At this point, I wish I still lived in Wisconsin because they’re predicting a particularly good chance of viewing aurora borealis (something I remember often in my youth). What is is with all these remarkable celestial phenomena? How long before Chicken Little (and doomsday alarmists) start squealing about the end of time?
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
Robert F. Kennedy (1925 – 1968)
U.S. Attorney General and Candidate for President
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)
Assasinated U.S. President