Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mama Dont Take My Kodachrome Away

From thier press release: Eastman Kodak Company announced today that it will retire KODACHROME Color Film this year, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon... There is only one remaining photofinishing lab in the world – Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas – that processes KODACHROME Film. Dwayne’s Photo has indicated it will continue to offer processing for the film through 2010.
I wonder if Paul Simon will write a new song.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Hello Align- what are you up to???

Align has notified all of its users that they must start 10 cases in a year to maintain status with the company. Brilliant, especially in a time when elective services such as adult orthodontics are in a slight decline in this economy. Also, Clear Correct (http://www.clearcorrect.com ) has just made a push into the arena- they (CC) are surely having some growing pains but what better incentive to their investors to give a push. The Internet boards are full of emotional scorching expletives about what Align should do with their company and the future of the business. There are also other alternatives to "traditional" full wire orthodontics like Ryan Swain's (http://www.6monthsmiles.com/) and others, as well as offshore labs that will do the align cases ( illegally ) under the table. I hope Align comes up with a statement soon.