A few years ago I was laboring over what to get a friend of mine for Christmas. He was a good friend (and still is) and I wanted to get him something special but was having hard time finding something unique. Then one afternoon I was out at a local antique mall, browsing around and simply killing time, when I came across an old Kodak camera from the 1920s. It was one of those nifty jobs where the lens extends on the end of bellows and it had a million little knobs and settings on it. My friend likes "neat old things" and also likes gadgets and mechanical things. So I decided to go out on a limb and try it out. It turned out to be the perfect gift. Not only was it not terribly expensive (around the same price as a bottle of cologne) but it was something that I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt would not be duplicated by someone else. And most importantly, my friend loved it.