Aden Tag

Do we all remember Dr. No in the James Bond novel? Wasn't a very nice person, was he? His name was chosen for sinister overtones and because everyone reacts negatively to negativity. No? It's the same in the photo game and on the shelves of the camera shop. N0-name is not going to do you any good. It hasn't done the amateurs any good and it won't improve matters for professionals, either. Consider the case of the no-name off-brand products that used to be sold in Aden in the 60's. Aden was the stopping point at the bottom of the Red Sea where emigrant liners to Australia from Britain would call in to give their passengers a chance to be fleeced. Decades of  'em streamed into the shops and bazaars to be sold electrical and photographic goods - and presumably brass ware, rugs, and native daggers. The brass ware, rugs, and daggers may have been local products but the electrical goods and the slide projectors were from the recesses of Hong Kong or Taiwan and were likely to have been sent out...