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

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Subject: [Leica] Leica donation to students
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Sun Sep 26 18:24:44 2004

1. I'd suggest that it's easier to infer your political views from your
comment I quoted, than it is to infer mine from the fact that I quoted

2. My son, too, is very independent, and is certainly making more money
at his age than I made when I was that age. And my son asked to borrow
one of my Ms, and I was happy to be able to loan it to him. I only wish
I was financially well enough off to be able to buy him one and help him
in that way; I don't think I'd be weakening his moral fiber were I do to

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
William G. Lamb, III
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 4:18 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] Leica donation to students 


 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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