Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] European vacation
From: Francois Jouve <>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 10:39:34 +0100 (MET)

On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Alan Hull wrote:

> Did somebody really say that?  Maybe a short refresher course on foto
> chemistry is called for.
> 1  The French thought about it.
> 2. The British invented it.
> 3. The Germans perfected it.
> 4. The Americans put it in a little yellow box.

I am not every day proud of my country (especially when the 1/6 of it
choose a fascist party) but I must admit that the French, the British and
the German thought about it, but the French invented it (N.Niepce an
Daguerre were french, were'nt they ?).