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

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Subject: [Leica] Leica donation to students
From: lambroving at (William G. Lamb, III)
Date: Sun Sep 26 13:23:56 2004


 From that we could infer your political views if we were not always
constantly reminded anyway. Cute...

Certainly I'm no non-profit organization, neither am I that well-heeded.
I would not buy an M for my own son who is twenty-six either. I didn't
raise him that way. Should he ever slow down enough to appreciate
one, he will buy his own. He is very independent and would never
ask to borrow mine..., and he HAS used Leicas in school.

When he was unable to find a D1 with the later filmware, I DID lend
him mine on a long-term basis. It will work fine for his web posting
and his business and he admired the way my interior shots looked
of his vintage cars with the D1. I also know I will get it back some
day in the same condition he got it. A D1 is a nice little camera, but
it has no great value long-term.  While this may not be YOUR
philosophy, it IS mine and it seems pretty valid to me since my son
is currently doing better financially than I am. Good for him! Must
have done SOMETHING right.


At 03:50 PM 09/26/2004 -0400, you wrote:

>If the students like using them, they can save and buy their own, just
>as I did. They are more "valuable" that way. AND I'm a poor lad who
>worked his way through an IV League college, so I'll brook no reverse
>snobbery on this topic.
>Oh, how charmingly put:
>"no one helped me, so I will help no one else"

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