Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/13

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Subject: [Leica] RD-1 now Backup
From: sethrosner at (Seth Rosner)
Date: Sat Dec 13 12:28:33 2008
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Luis, the difference isn't complicated: computers do not require 
replenishment, at most an insignificant amount of electric power; film does.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Luis Miguel Casta?eda Navas" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 2:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] RD-1 now Backup

> On 13/12/2008, at 19:52, Nathan Wajsman wrote:
>> The computer I have is an iMac which I bought earlier this year. But
>> I would have bought this computer even if I were not taking
>> pictures. I use it to surf, to e-mail, to work with Excel, Word,
>> Powerpoint etc. So its cost was not incurred as a consequence of
>> photography and so should not be counted.
> why not? I always found this pretty much an accountant's trick, just
> like the kind of reasoning like I use the car to commute, but as long
> as I will have it for myself the cost of commuting fuel should not be
> counted as a work expense.
> The fact is that digital photography up to certain level -that we all
> here match- requires a computer with proper software and storage, and
> despite we already have one or not, or if it's shared with another
> tasks, should be counted. We can discuss what percentage of cost
> charges each task, but to me (who works mostly coding custom software)
> the added cost seems as clear as film in a film camera.
> cheers.
> I feel better, to hell with photography, art, women, and all
> E. Weston, 1924
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