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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Nick Ut's Napalm girl
From: "Kin Lee" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 11:06:26 -0400
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Hello William,

In the process of finding out info on JDS, I happened to speak with an
individual who happened to have applied for software jobs in JDS early this
year and he suggested that the descriptions look very similar to those he
had applied earlier.  I am not sure what this means but if I find out more
this afternoon, will get back to you.

By the way,  I know of individuals who are forming companies that are into
real time embedded software applications.  If you have any interests talking
to them, let me know and I can do the intro.


- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Atherton" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 12:20 AM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Nick Ut's Napalm girl

> > > Nicky carried both Leica and Nikon cameras with him the day he made
> > > Kim Phuc (that' the girl's name, currently she lives in Canada
> > and she and
> > > Nikcy are close friends).
> >
> > She got tired of Cuba I take it?
> >
> Well, remember, the Americans lost - and as a result Vietnam was/is a
> Communist country, North and South.... She was basically used as a
> (grotesque) poster girl by the Vietnamese Government. She actually
> to Canada in 1992 when the opportunity arose after a flight from Moscow to
> Cuba stopped in Gander Newfoundland. She is a Canadian citizen.
> "She says she forgives the people who bombed her village, and we believe
> her. For years she was under the control of the Vietnamese government, who
> interfered with her studies, and used her as their poster girl. She says
> this was a bad result of that picture, but it made her understand freedom.
> It made her determined to become her own person.
> Thanks to high level political intervention, Kim was eventually allowed to
> go to Cuba to continue her education. Still, her every move was monitored.
> Then came her marriage to Toan, a North Vietnamese student, and a dramatic
> defection in Gander, Newfoundland, in October, 1992, while returning to
> from their honeymoon in Moscow. Kim says when the plane stopped to refuel,
> she knew this was her chance. She says taking it was the scariest moment
> her adult life... "
> That she doesn't hold a grudge against the people who dropped napalm on
> as a child is, to my mind, quite amazing
> tim
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