Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/03/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Death of Life
From: Ted Grant <>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 09:28:47 -0800

Harrison Mcclary wrote:

> The last issue of LIFE magazine was long ago...what has been out there the
> past several years is a pretender "people" magazine with the LIFE head....>>>>>>>>

Right on Harrison!!!

LIFE of yester year as you say, was put to bed many years ago. And this
mickey mouse art student designer resurrected rag deserves to be shut
down!  Hell they didn't know how to design the inside of an outhouse,
let along how to make photo pages work and look exciting! 

Now if Ted Turner or whomever now owns the rights to LIFE were to think
passionately about what the original LIFE gave to it's readers and
brought back a similar or better version, it would be wonderful for
photojournalism and photography in general. Not to mention the value of
how the world turns and evolves today.


Therefore it'll never see the light of day, as these conglomerates
merely want money and power with more and more profit! And they don't
care a whit what the product looks like, nor what it does, as long as
the bottom feeding bean counters see everything in black!  IMHO

it's a good thing they finally killed off the present phony LIFE, as
there must have been a great number of wonderful writers and
photographers who contributed to the original,  who turned violently in
their graves each time a new issue hit the street!