Kodak and their attitude

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Michael Scarpitti, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. I wrote this a couple of years ago when K25 was dicontinued:

    When I called the professional division (800 242-2424 ext 19) to
    complain about the discontinuation of K25, I was told "I can't help
    you".

    I said: "That's right, you can't help me."


    You can't help me because you're incompetent, indolent, and programmed
    to spew forth the lowest common denominator products, and because your
    marketing takes the path of least resistance.

    You can't help me because your eyes are fixated on digital when I want
    film.
    You can't help me because I'm much more intelligent than the average
    pro, who succumbs easily to peer pressure and client influence. I KNOW
    what's good and I BUY WHAT'S GOOD.
    You can't help me because I don't go with the latest stupid fad, or
    read Popular Photography except for laughs.
    You can't help me because I know better than to worship Ansel Adams.
    You can't help me because your leadership lacks vision and creativity.
    You can't help me because you don't understand Economies of Scope,
    only Economies of Scale.
    You can't help me because you don't understand Mass Customization,
    only Mass Marketing.

    You can't help me because I know better than to trust Kodak ever
    again.
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Oct 4, 2003
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  2. Michael Scarpitti

    Mark A Guest

    The people who answer the customer support phones are low paid clerks.
     
    Mark A, Oct 5, 2003
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  3. <Cut self righteous blather>

    Blah, blah-de-fucking-dah....
     
    Le Grande Raoul, Oct 5, 2003
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  4. That's right,.... not much left after the snip of the bluster.
     
    Gregory W. Blank, Oct 5, 2003
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  5. Michael Scarpitti

    John Guest

    You guys are still reading Scarpetti ?

    Regards

    John S. Douglas, Photographer
    http://www.darkroompro.com
     
    John, Oct 5, 2003
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  6. Michael Scarpitti

    Jon Guest

    Who?

    Jon
     
    Jon, Oct 5, 2003
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  7. Michael Scarpitti

    Frank Pittel Guest

    : In article <>, Michael

    : > I wrote this a couple of years ago when K25 was dicontinued:

    : <Cut self righteous blather>

    : Blah, blah-de-fucking-dah....

    It seems that scarpitti hasn't been getting enough attention lately and
    needs to troll for his attention. If he wasn't so obnoxious I would feel
    sorry for him.
    --




    Keep working millions on welfare depend on you
     
    Frank Pittel, Oct 5, 2003
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  8. Michael Scarpitti

    Frank Pittel Guest

    : On Sun, 05 Oct 2003 02:44:57 GMT, "Gregory W. Blank"

    : >In article <041020031938236078%>,
    : >
    : >> <Cut self righteous blather>
    : >
    : >That's right,.... not much left after the snip of the bluster.

    : You guys are still reading Scarpetti ?

    Only when people reply to him.
    --




    Keep working millions on welfare depend on you
     
    Frank Pittel, Oct 5, 2003
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  9. I thought we were discussing Scarlatti: was it

    Scarlatti, (Guiseppe) Domenico (called "Mimmo") (b. Naples, 26 Oct. 1685; d.
    Madrid, 23 July 1757).

    Pupil of his father, Alessandro Scarlatti, and of Gasparini.
    Organist and composer at the Cappella reale in Naples in 1701.
    _Maestro di cappella_ to the Queen of Poland in Rome, 1709-14;
    at St. Peter's in Rome, 1714-19; of the royal chapel in Lisbon and
    teacher of the Princess Maria Barbara from 1720. Went to Spain in
    Maria Barbara's service when she married the heir to the Spanish
    throne in 1729. Composed operas; sacred music; oratorios and
    cantatas; about 600 sonatas (under the title _Esercizi per
    gravicembalo_) and other harpsichord pieces.


    or was it


    Scarlatti, (Pietro) Alessandro (Gaspare) (b. Palermo, 2 May 1660; d. Naples,
    22 Oct. 1725).

    Probably a pupil of Carissimi. _Maestro di cappella_ to Queen
    Christiana of Sweden in Rome, 1679-83; to the Viceroy at Naples,
    1684-1703. Assistant _maestro_ at Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome,
    1703-7, and _maestro_ there, 1707-8. _Maestro_ of the Cappella reale
    in Naples from 1708. His pupils incl. Hasse, Geminiani, and his son
    Domenico Scarlatti. He is sometimes regarded, though not altogether
    appropriately, as the founder of the so-called Neapolitan school
    and the creator of _opera seria_. Composed about 115 operas (incl.
    many now lost and _Statira_, Rome, 1690; _La caduta de' Decemviri_,
    Naples, 1697; _Eraclea_, Naples, 1700; _Mitridate Eupatore_,
    Venice, 1707; _Tigrane_, Naples, 1715; _Il trionfo del onore_, a
    comic opera, Naples, 1718; _Griselda_, Rome, 1721); oratorios;
    numerous cantatas, many for one voice and thoroughbass; numerous
    Masses, motets, and other sacred works; madrigals; _concerti
    grossi_; chamber music; harpsichord pieces.
     
    David Nebenzahl, Oct 5, 2003
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  10. Michael Scarpitti

    Norman Worth Guest

    Good point. Troll he may be, but he has touched off some of the more
    interesting (sometimes even informative) threads in this group.
     
    Norman Worth, Oct 5, 2003
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  11. John, my reasoning is this:

    Short of blatent pornographic commentary
    it takes alot to summon my Killfile. To me the danger
    of letting someone like the above run rampent is that
    some newbie will read his original posts, or rebuttals to
    others more knowledgeable in those areas. I will try
    to restain myself in general though to less vitriolic responses,
    and more to just countering....or taunting when appropriate.
     
    Gregory W. Blank, Oct 5, 2003
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  12. <rant follows>

    Remember that all our suppliers have to make money, or they won't be in
    business.
     
    Michael A. Covington, Oct 5, 2003
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  13. Michael Scarpitti

    John Guest

    But the thought is that if you simply leave him alone, raving at the wind,
    he will eventually look for more fertile trolling grounds somewhere else. I
    understand your concern and do agree that challenging his uncommon views is
    necessary to a certain extent however I think this could be as easily done off
    the group via email to any newbies who need that specific information.

    Regards,

    John - Photographer & Webmaster
    Website - http://www.darkroompro.com
    Please delete the "_" if replying by mail.
     
    John, Oct 5, 2003
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  14. I forgot; what was my point, exactly? I don't think it was *that*.
     
    David Nebenzahl, Oct 5, 2003
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  15. Michael Scarpitti

    David Starr Guest

    I need a laugh now & then


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    David Starr, Oct 5, 2003
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  16. You still care about Kodak?
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Oct 6, 2003
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  17. So, you have nothing to say about Kodak's marketing?
     
    Michael Scarpitti, Oct 6, 2003
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  18. Sure Kodak is one of the only manufacturers good enough
    to give away new products "film" as an incentive to try them.
     
    Gregory W. Blank, Oct 6, 2003
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  19. Michael Scarpitti

    John Guest

    Try Martin & Lewis or Abbott & Costello. Much better.

    Regards,

    John - Photographer & Webmaster
    Website - http://www.darkroompro.com
    Please delete the "_" if replying by mail.
     
    John, Oct 6, 2003
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  20. Michael Scarpitti

    Frank Pittel Guest

    : >>>> <Cut self righteous blather>
    : >>>
    : >>>That's right,.... not much left after the snip of the bluster.
    : >>
    : >> You guys are still reading Scarpetti ?
    : >
    : >I need a laugh now & then

    : Try Martin & Lewis or Abbott & Costello. Much better.

    He was fun for awhile but got boring quick. When that happened I put him in
    my killfile. Now the only time I see any of his stupidity is when people reply to
    him.
    --




    Keep working millions on welfare depend on you
     
    Frank Pittel, Oct 6, 2003
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