Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/22

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Non-Leitz Leica-fit stuff
From: Jem Kime <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 18:31:19 -0000

Yes, that's right, but I guess that's very much to do with the change of perception between then and now.
Then (early 1930s), Japanese goods were thought to be mostly cheap, now there is an association with advanced technology and reliability.
But thanks for the observation.

- -----Original Message-----
From:	Dante A. Stella []
Sent:	22 January 2001 02:35
Subject:	Re: [Leica] Non-Leitz Leica-fit stuff

Jem Kime wrote:

> in Germany'. 'Why, or how, on earth did a German company come up with a
> name that sounds Japanese?' (HAKOSYN)

Gee, Nokia uses a Japanese-sounding name to push its phones...