Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Dominique's comments about fairness (very long)
From: Walter S Delesandri <>
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 09:05:59 -0600 (CST)

r.e. Eric taking things personally:
I've been reading Eric for a short while now, and have drawn some 
conclusions.  Of course, Eric will disagree with these conclusions, 
as he does with most things.  I've never responded directly to 
Eric before, although he has to me on the reflector several times.
These are my conclusions.  Disagree with them. Tell me about it.

1. Eric is a photojournalist. Not a reporter with a camera, not 
a print editor. Not an administrator.  An idealist.  A defender 
of photojournalism's ideals as they once existed.  (or did they?)
2. Eric is an elitist.  See "photojournalist".
3. Eric is arrogant.  See "photojournalist".
4. Eric probably considers himself quite liberal. See "photojournalist".
5. Eric works for an employer that tolerates him because he is 
   good and reflects the ideals of a past generation of mass media.
   Whether they exist(ed) or not.  See "photojournalist".
6. I like Eric's attitude.  I hate Eric's attitude.  See
7. I'd like to work with Eric so it'd be easier to have heated 
arguments with him.  
8. Eric wouldn't like me.  But he'd like to have heated arguments 
with me.  See "photojournalist" - also #7. I'd buy him lunch.  In 
spite of this, he'd piss me off and give me indigestion.
9. Eric uses Leica.  See "elitist" and "arrogant".
10. The Erics of the world are PJs only hope for survival, as we 
know(knew) it.  It won't survive.  But Eric will.
11. Did I mention that Eric is a photojournalist?
12. I like to read Eric's posts.  I also like to hit my hand or 
my face with large, heavy bludgeons.  


28 Nov 1998, Eric Welch wrote:

> > Eric does not want me to take
> >things personally . Still I feel a bit annoyed by your tone: "gun down"
> >"not fair or academic" 
> Ewin,
> Sometimes annoyed is justified. As in this case. ;-)
> -- 
> Eric Welch
> St. Joseph, MO
> The galley slave's ode of joy.
>  "We've got it pretty good here.
> They always get us the latest oars."