Welcome to the business page, a blog where I'll take you behind the scenes of greater Rochester's fast-changing economy. My name is Ben Rand, and I intend to introduce you to some of the personalities, concepts and events that make news in business here. I've been a business reporter for eight years in Rochester and a journalist for 18, working in four states. I grew up in Pittsford, but moved away after college for about a decade. My wife and I live in Irondequoit with our two children.
Having chronicled Eastman Kodak's push into digital imaging the last eight years, I'm of course attuned to the changing aspects of the photo business -- as are many people in greater Rochester.
One of the keener observers of those changes is cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, who draws the comic strip "Cathy." Every so often she'll draw a strip that makes razor sharp comments about digital imaging and how it impacts people.
Here's her take from Sunday