Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/07/21

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Subject: Re: Leica Optical Web site
From: "C.M. Fortunko" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 09:43:54 -0600


I believe that you missed the point completely.

Leica stands for Leitz Camera, as most of us know.

I have no problem with the web site. I have a problem with their use of the
name Leica. Why don't they use Leitz. I think the answer is obvious. Most
people have heard about, but never seen, a Leica camera. However, Leitz does
not have name recognition.

This is what is wrong. 

It reminds me of the problem that Greece has with Macedonia. The present
denizens of Macedonia have very little in common with Greeks, but would like
to benefit from the glory of Alexander the Great.


At 08:15 AM 7/21/96 -0700, you wrote:
>At 10:46 AM 7/21/96 -0500, Fred Ward wrote:
>>Read it and weep.....
>>Fred Ward
>Why weep? Looks like a pretty product specific site to me. Should they be
>promoting cameras there?
>     --
>     Roger Beamon,  Naturalist & Photographer
>                               Docent:  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
>                               Leica Historical Society Of America
>                               INTERNET:	

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