Today as I drove past Kodak, I realized that the old saying, "be careful what you wish for" couldn't be more true. When I was a young hippie I always complained about the polluting monstrosity, not stopping to think that Kodak was paying for all the cushy suburban amenities I unconsciously enjoyed. My dad worked there for 37 years and made a good living, always providing for my family.
Here's the kicker, now I teach photography and swear my allegiance to what's left of the company, but I have to buy German photo paper. Polycontrast is no longer available, and sadly neither are many of my friends and family's jobs. :(