It seems that many members of this newsgroup are not informed about the\nrange of photographic products Kodak makes that have nothing to do with\nconsumer/professional camera imaging and are larger profit centers. Digital\nimaging for Kodak is not just consumer cameras. They have giant shares of\nmedical, industrial and scientific imaging and these are all converting to\ndigital processes. Possibly the biggest threat to Kodak is the ongoing\nconversion of medical imaging from film to digital because Kodak dominates\nthe film part of this business. Every hospital and diagnostic imaging center\nin the U.S. has to convert from film to digital over the next few years. If\nKodak cannot maintain market share in these fields Kodak will not survive\nand will be bought by probably an Asian company. Despite its ubiquity in the\nconsumer markeplace Kodak's survival is not dependent on the part of its\nbusiness most of us interact with. Kodak has not even tried to compete, as\nan importer or a manufacturer, in anything other than low end cameras since\nthe 1960's, a strategy it has been criticized for over the last 35 years.