Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] shall I compare thee to a Summilux? :)
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 18:40:19 -0400

At 04:40 PM 11-05-98 +0000, Danny G. wrote:
>Dan C,
>> But if I decide I don't
>> like someone else on the list, do I have some God-given right to use the
>> list as a vehicle to spout my hatred [snip]
>The argument is not about 'hatred' and it seems a touch alarmist of you to
>characterized it in that way. 

OK, you are probably correct.  Not the first time I've overreacted, maybe
not the last time  ;-)

>I find both comments derisive and both positions distasteful. 

Yes, this is why everyone jumped on Ben.  You can disagree with someone
without being crude.  You and I are in somewhat disagreement over this
issue, yet we are still able to discuss it rationally.

>The reason that the 
>statements were effective is that each has an element of stinging truth
running through 
>and so, the battle lines were drawn. It was here that the clique rallyed
to Eric, labeling 
>Ben as the anti-Christ and where you called for his expulsion from the
list. Why not 
>leave them to settle it among themselves? [snip]

Yes, by all mean, but why must it take place on the mailing list?  Let them
each lace up a pair of hockey skates, and fight it out like real men,
somewhere else.  ;-)
>As for the central issue, is there a single person out there whom truly
cares whether the 
>matrix meter in the R8 reads snow as well as the F5? 

The best point yet.

Dan C.