Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/05/11

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Subject: [Leica] Got a plug for 40-yeara-old work
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 07:59:33 -0400
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On May 11, 2010, at 12:31 AM, Vince Passaro wrote:

> Ric:
> A. are you kissing that thing, or taking a picture?

of course, it's a pre-anniversary speed graphic (2 1/3 X 3 1/4)

it deserved it

> B. you saw, and photographed, Duane Allman? I'm fainting. I think he was 
> one
> of the greatest musicians of his era. An amazing talent.

saw him several times, but only got to photograph once

also one of my favorites--as is the band

> C. Charly Mann read Artistotle's Nicomachean Ethics in *tenth grade????  
> *He
> was  *assigned ***Nicomachean Ethics in tenth grade??? Do you realize what
> this means about this country? My HS age son recently read Farenheit 451 in
> a class (12th grade) and was discussing in class how such an anti-book,
> anti-idea program could be conducted now by a tyrannical government and I
> suggested to him that in this age of fast moving text and information this
> would require a lot of work and a lot of resources and, even more
> importantly, open repression creates an enemy that otherwise likely would
> not exist --- so, I said, wouldn't it be easier if the governing forces of 
> a
> society simply worked quietly not to eradicate books but to eradicate
> people's interest in them? Isn't it easier systematically to make everyone
> stupid? In this regard I offer up Charly Mann's story of being assigned
> Nicomachean Ethics in tenth grade.

charly is special, even for chapel hill

at the time chapel hill was often referred to as the berkley of the east


> Thanks for posting this.
> Vince
> On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 11:29 PM, Ric Carter <ricc at> 
> wrote:
>> Charly Mann may have left Chapel Hill some years ago, but he's still goin'
>> to Carolina in his mind with his Chapel Hill Memories website. He has just
>> added a very nice mention of yours truly.
>> <>
>> Ric Carter
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In reply to: Message from ricc at (Ric Carter) ([Leica] Got a plug for 40-yeara-old work)
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