HP cosidering buying Kodak

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Frank Calidonna, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. I worked at the Cahuenga center but left before the move
    to Fredonia. I was in the RF department and was the local
    spectrum analyser maven along with my supervisor Oscar
    Eventially I began to do field service on computerized
    systems. I left because of a family emergency and then found
    out I could have gotten an LOA. Oh, well, it was so long ago
    that it seems to have been a different life.
    Richard Knoppow, Feb 16, 2005
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  2. I meant to add that in those days we did everything we
    could to please customers. The salesmen were all graduate
    engineers with experience in the kinds of businesses we sold
    to so they were good at helping customers get instruments
    that would be helpful to them. Anything that came into the
    service department left looking and working like a brand new
    At the time the philosophy was that it sold stuff and
    kept loyal customers.
    I used to see Norm Neeley once in a while. He would never
    remember me and would introduce himself as though we had
    never met.
    Richard Knoppow, Feb 16, 2005
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  3. mid 1960s to mid 1970s. It is a completely different company now.
    Richard Knoppow, Feb 16, 2005
  4. Frank Calidonna

    analyst Guest

    *Richard ... one thing that you are not mentioning is that the "old HP" that
    *you worked for is now a totally different company.
    *Ms.CF "decided" to concentrate on the printer and computer business, and
    *spun off the instrumentation business several years ago, I believe it is
    *now called something like "Adgelent Technology" ...



    they have good products, but not as durable as instruments
    manufactured say 15 years ago under HP banner.
    Agilent's suppost is a joke, very bad one.
    They treat old customers like mugs.
    Still, competition is smaller each year, and we have to buy from
    Agilent, teeth grinding..
    analyst, Feb 19, 2005
  5. Frank Calidonna

    RSD99 Guest

    Interesting ... and unfortunate.

    FWIW: Both Richard and I worked in the superb support organization that
    Neely Enterprises established for The (original) Hewlett-Packard Company in
    Southern California ... many long years ago.

    I'm sure that he is just as unhappy about the "changes" as I am.
    RSD99, Feb 19, 2005
  6. Interesting, I use D-76 too on the strength that Kodak use extra buffering
    with Boric anhydride.
    How do Kodak compound their developers which contain Metol into single
    powders when published formulas for developers which contain Metol suggest
    that the Metol is dissolved before the Sodium Sulphite?
    Keith Tapscott, Mar 16, 2005
  7. Kodak may add some pixie dust to aid in getting the metol in solution,
    but I don't know what it is. There is another side to an answer:

    Kodak packaged developers take a long time to dissolve completely. The
    snow that always swirls around the bottom of the mixing jug is undissolved
    metol (or phenidone).

    If the metol is added first (after a pinch of sodium sulfite) it dissolves
    quickly. DIY developer mixes up a lot faster than the packaged kind.
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Mar 16, 2005
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