Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/10/26

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Subject: RE: M-2 story revised
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 02:52:01 -0500 (EST)

Altho there's a lot to be said for the pride of possession, I really think
that what is really at the core of that satisfaction is the pride of
potential. If a Leica RF is anything, it's that. 

We can really do extraordinary work with a Leica RF -- or others can because
we know that they have for over three quarters of a century. 

Someone can gloat over $1 billion he has somehow got to own, but the
significance of that wealth is not in its ownership, or exclusivity of
possession but in what is represents in the real world: creativity and
productivity. It must be used or it's meaningless.

If Horowitz on the way from the airport suddenly has an idea about how to
play Scarlati, halts his cab, rings my doorbell to enquire whether I have a
Steinway grand, would I deny him its use? We are but stewards of we possess.