Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Scotch
From: (Ted Grant)
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 16:09:08 -0800

B.D. wrote: askingly! :)

>I am fascinated to observe that when a thread goes on for "too long" on such
>non-Leica topics as the political meaning and value of photographs and
>photojournalism, or when some LUGer has the temerity to go "off-subject" and
>discuss the merits of some other camera system, there is usually an outcry
>reminding one and all that this is "the LUG" and these irrelevant subjects
>should be discussed elsewhere.
>HOWEVER - whenever one of these "real men drink" whatever digressions gets
>going, they go on and on and on. And if you think I'm some kind of WCTU
>crank, go take a look at the archives.
>Now, I'm not suggesting that there's anything wrong with posting countless
>messages about single-malt to the LUG, but I wonder why other "off-topic"
>subjects aren't similarly indulged?>>>>>>>>>

Actually it's a very interesting observation. I think the product is
considered in similar fashion and taste of a Leica. Therefore the
conversation just quietly flows along with the smoothness of a well working
Leica, M or R. :)

I mean it's sort of, you can't have one without the other. Well I guess
some folks can. :)  They use a different make of camera. ;)

Ted Grant
This is Our Work. The Legacy of Sir William Osler.