Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] RE: Leica Users digest V20 #98
From: S Dimitrov <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 19:23:31 -0700
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And rightly so they should be paranoid. 
I once met a group of old growth activists in front of a Home Depot. The
purpose was to show the public, through a guided tour, where certain
products came from and their effects on the local economy and
environment. I took with me a point and shoot and managed to squeeze out
two rolls of film. Can't look professional when your doing things like
this. We walked out unmolested and with a good record of the stock. In
spite of that, I still shop at Home Depot.

Slobodan Dimitrov

Sanjay Nasta wrote:
> Most stores are paranoid about people taking pictures or recording prices.
> There's a story in Sam Walton's book (of Walmart fame) where he was walking
> around a store and taking notes on price with his tape recorder.  He got
> caught by a guard who pointed to a sign saying that was prohibited and
> confiscated the tape.  Mr. Walton wrote to the CEO of the chain who
> graciously returned the tape.
> I know in the U.S. I tried to take pictures at Home Depot of light fixtures
> a couple of years ago (we were building a house and thought that was an easy
> way to remember items we liked)....we were promptly stopped.  Personally I
> think it's stupid--you can get the information you want quite
> just stops the innocent.
> > Here in Indonesia, most stores and supermarkets
> > of any size display a sign prohibiting photography.
> > I think they do it for security reasons, afraid
> > somebody might be "casing the joint".
> And of course the bad guys will refrain reliably based on the sign.  They'd
> never try to sneak a shot with a small camera!

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