Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/26

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Leica donation to students
From: leicagalpal at (Kit McChesney)
Date: Sun Sep 26 11:11:19 2004

Well, I would not generalize about students going to college and being able
to afford an M. Maybe some of the kids who go to the Ivy Leagues, but the
rest of them? In public universities? I think not. Most are working their
way through, are on student loans, work study, part-time jobs, etc. Tuition
for in-state and out-of-state has skyrocketed, and private colleges in the
U.S. are pulling in $30,000+ a year in tuition these days. And certainly not
me, when I attended public universities for undergrad and graduate school
(1978-1993), and certainly not the students I taught in art, art history,
and writing classes at the University of Colorado a few years--about

With all due respect, Emanuel, what planet are you on? You and I must be
about the same age if you were a college freshman in 1979 (me, 1978).
Boston? M5? R4? Are we talking Harvard? Or MIT?


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Emanuel Lowi
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 10:59 AM
Subject: [Leica] RE: Leica donation to students

Unless we're talking high school students here, may I
suggest that most folks who can afford to attend
college in the USA these days are also probably able
to afford a Leica?

When I showed up for Freshman Week in Boston way back
in August 1979, I was not the only student in my dorm
who brought a Leica with him. Mine was my trusty M5.
His was an early R4. 

Others were inspired by the two of us to buy Leicas
within the next couple of years. That's how Leicas are
best sold -- by owner/users promoting the brand via

Emanuel Lowi

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