Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/11

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Subject: [Leica] Not buying a Hummer
From: wildlightphoto at (
Date: Tue Mar 11 14:47:22 2008

George Lottermoser <> wrote:

> if we truly cared about the environmental impact
> of our lives and our stuff - we'd get very serious
> about how to keep our tools (and vehicles) running
> and performing for a life time or two.

Exactly right.  If you can make the stuff last longer - car, tool, whatever 
- the environmental cost of its manufacture is less per mile, per shutter 
click, per any measure of its use; there are fewer environmental costs 
replacing it because it's replaced less often.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento