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

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Subject: [Leica] Leica donation to students
From: Thinkofcole at (
Date: Sun Sep 26 15:01:41 2004

Responding to Didier Ludwig's view that Leica should stress great  
photographs rather than my idea of introducing prominent Leica owners, 
Polaroid's campaign using great photographs taken by Ansel Adams. The 
worked, I guess, because Polaroid lived on for many years afterward but has  
all but perished. I still believe that besides being a great product --  
as others noted, the Rolls Royce, Patek Philippe and Vueve Cliquot --  Leica 
is a status symbol and its makes no difference whether its owner can take  
People  with money -- lawyers, doctors, dentists, architects,  contractors, 
plumbers, you name it -- will copy famous people so they can  be like famous 
people. Leica is a status symbol; if you have one, even if you  take lousy 
pictures, you belong to an elite group. 
that's why guys drive Mercedes, even though it's no longer the car it once  
was. --bob cole

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