When I was growing up in a certain ex-socialist state, a Lomo Smena was the only thing I was able to afford. Little did I know that there will come a time (~30+ years later) when the same technology (or the lack there of) will be a hot topic of debate in the forums of the free West. At the risk of sounding like one of the Monty Python's four Yorkshiremen, "we used to dream of having a Nikon"! Now that I have two, sometimes I find myself looking at Lomo adverts on eBay. Ain't life funny?