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No, in fairness they got excited. They really felt they had a technology which would change the way we dealt with image storage and use. And they were correct, but their timing was off and they misread the public's level of acceptance. This was early 1990's and digital scans were just not yet something the average person saw a need for. Digital camera, the web, emailing images, were all things the general public did not yet have access to. Kodak was an early innovator with writable CD technology. They developed all sorts of software and protocols for making CDs. They just misread the marketing signs. I live in Canada, but the players were out there in the US and Canada, at least. As I said, they probably gave more away as contest awards than they did sell. Almost every time I went to a Kodak meeting of some sort they were giving one away as a door prize. Art Carl Grohs wrote: > From: Arthur Entlich <email@example.com> > Subject: Re: Kodak CD (was Re: Noise on my SS4000) > > Kodak tends to get "excited" about new technologies, and just gets over > enthusiastic. > (snip) > > Art > > ************************* > > By "excited" do you mean "greedy"? > > Art, where are you from? I gather not from the US. The reason I ask is that > I just do not remember the Kodak CD Player. My memory isn't the greatest and > gets worse, but I just do not have a recollection of it. Was it ever > available here in the US? And, if so, was it more than a test marketing in > the larger cities? > > As they say, timin' is everything. Early or late, you miss the proverbial > boat. The technology has to have merit and price is certainly a > consideration. The right product at the right time for the right price. > Simple formula, hard to pull off. > > > Warmest Regards, > Carl Grohs, Jr. Design Directions Eden, NC > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.