Want Crappy Rochester News? I Got It..

080809_Kodak_Logo Kodak has just posted a second-quarter loss which is staggering, relative to this time last year: 20% down from second-quarter 2008. Oh, that’s not good. CEO Antonio Perez says his company predicts a 1 to 3 percent up-tick in sales by the end of the year, which is far from reassuring.

And not quite as crappy, but crappy nonetheless is news that the Rochester Broadway Theater League is bowing to the obvious and looking outside Rochester for it’s new venue. You may recall – a hazy, foggy, far off memory, to be sure – that the Renaissance Square project was originally to include three theaters for use by RBTL, MCC and others. Well, that shit ain’t happenin’, is it?

So once again, those in search of culture must look outside Rochester. Great.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.

2 replies on “Want Crappy Rochester News? I Got It..”

I thought it was interesting that Kodak’s earnings announcement coincided with the first positive mention of a Kodak camera I’ve seen in a long time on a gadget blog:

Kodak has a new video camera that will compete with the Flip. The problem is that Kodak only makes a few pennies for every one of these things that it sells. In the old days, they would make a killing on the film that went into their cheap cameras.

Well, that is the rub, eh? The lack of film. As a former EK employee, I’ve been watching this one come down the pike for a while now. Its a shame they couldn’t get it into production faster, or this would have been a non-issue.

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