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SPECIAL 50% DISCOUNT: How to Scan APS: Unlimited Advantix – APS Film Scanning $4.98 per roll, How Can I View My APS Advantix Film on the Computer?

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IRVINE, Calif.–“Pictures are everything, we make yours last a lifetime and more,” is what has championed as a pioneer in super-fast and affordable photo scanning and digital imaging. This slogan is the foundation for the parent company’s (30 Minute Photos Etc.) 19-years of leadership in the photo imaging industry.

Protecting generations of analog and today’s digital pictures will be the central theme of Mitch Goldstone
’s discussion at the Photo Imaging News and INTERNATIONAL CONTACT 2nd International Business Forum Cologne event. “Memories Are More…” will occur on October 21 and 22, 2009 at the Koelnmesse Congress Center North in Cologne, Germany

Session Overview: Goldstone, president and CEO of U.S.-based will share insights for reinventing the photo imaging business by using KODAK Picture Kiosks, KODAK Rapid Print Scanners and KODAK APEX (Adaptive Picture Exchange) as the foundation for having something new to share with consumers. According to Goldstone, “today’s modern tool for promoting these innovations is Twitter and other social networking strategies. Twitter is transformative. As digital was to film, Twitter is to traditional yellow page display phone books. It is revolutionary, free, and the preferred new instrument for listening to and engaging your prospective customers with a helpful and authentic dialogue.”

Goldstone will share proven tips about how his company gained international recognition and customers by implementing social network marketing. You will take away invaluable lessons that you can immediately implement to enhance your sales, reputation and buzz-marketing for your memory business.

Conference Info: is a well-known leader in the photo imaging industry. The company operates a retail photo center in southern California and an international ecommerce digital imaging enterprise which has scanned tens of millions of photos since 1990. They regularly are profiled in the national media for its innovations and entrepreneurial creativity to help picture-takers save and share their generations of photo memories. The Web site lists scores of news profiles, including a profile in The New York Times by “Personal Tech” columnist, David Pogue and is ranked #16 on the Photography Web 100 listing. Follow them on Twitter ( and at Tales from the World of Photo Scanning [].

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My Dinner with Walter Cronkite

“][Photo: Walter Cronkite and Mitch Goldstone in NYC, April, 2001]
[Photo: Walter Cronkite and Mitch Goldstone in NYC, April, 2002

Back in April, 2002, Carl and I purchased one of those American Express Platinum Card “By Invitation Only” dinner events. We flew to New York City to spend the evening with Walter Cronkite.

Afterwards, I wrote some notes (below) as a memory from the very intimate dinner gathering.
As the entire world mourns the loss of this television pioneer, called “The Most Trusted Man in America,” that evening will always be an endearing memory.

Mitch Goldstone
President & CEO


Notes from NYC dinner with Betsy and Walter Cronkite (WC) on April 9, 2002 with Mitch Goldstone and Carl Berman.

  • In preparing for our evening with the Cronkite’s, we had carefully prepared not say it. We both practiced and practiced, then when the time came, we both did it anyway; our first words to him were … “we watched you on TV as a little kids.” Oops.
  • We began by first greeting Betsy Cronkite who was most approachable; she mentioned that everyone always first greets and treasures the company of her famous, former CBS News anchor, husband and forgets about her. WC noticed our attention towards her, smiled and we won him over.
  • Great conversation. We even turned it into a sales pitch. He explained that had a digital camera, enjoyed uploading his images to his personal computer, but made prints at home with his home color printer. Imagine “Uncle Walter” making his own prints?
  • We informed him that by uploading his images directly to our company, he could receive Kodak-quality photographic prints and returned the next day via FedEx. [Always the entrepreneur pitching, today our business is has metamorphosed into a much larger company].
  • To paraphrase the evening’s conversation with WC:
  • He loved President Reagan. In the early 1980s, President Reagan was addressing a gathering of teachers. He said that the first civilian to travel aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle will be… a teacher. He had mistakenly remarked that NASA was planning to invite a teacher rather than a journalist to travel into Space. Rather than clarifying the message, NASA politely went with the President’s comments and the rest was history. WC was to have been selected to be aboard that fateful journey.
  • WC said the Middle East was reaching a situation as dangerous as was WWII and opined that we are a few feet from a new world war. Left to Israel and the Palestinians, there would be no effective solution. He said that the Palestinians and Israelis will not yield. There is an arrogance to the U.S. mandate on what should be done. Rather, the U.S. should send troops to sanitize and patrol the borders, with the UN troops involvement. The UN was founded to create stability and world peace. We should put our faith in the UN. The UN should enter the conflict with an international peace-keeping force, with troops from all regions, specifically Arab nations. We’re all in this together and the U.S. should have political courage.
  • After a lengthy discussion on the Middle East, he turned to our waiter and said: “that has taken so much out of me, I’ll have a double.”
  • The future will bring populations to distant planets and one day we will have space cities on the Moon. Five hundred years from now, the most important date will be Americans’ landing on the moon; much like how today we celebrate the discovery of America. WC said that future civilizations will laugh as they explain that in our day it took four days and a flimsy old rocket ship to bring us to the Moon. WC thinks of himself as the world’s greatest time traveler.
  • I asked what person he would have most liked to have interviewed. WC: Adolph Hitler.
  • Although he was hard-of-hearing, he was remarkably friendly and full of humor and stories. When we shared with him from where we reside, he remembered Irvine, Calif. from a profile he did over 30 years-ago when the Boy Scouts of America held a national Jamboree in Irvine and the only thing around, he recollected, were rattle snakes. Irvine today is a modern high-tech residential and business metropolis. [ is located on Jamboree Parkway, named after that scouting event].


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