>Here is a copy of a letter that I wrote, but never sent to SciAm. I
Why didn't you send it?
> While Lam and Rossiter claim to have "discovered
>serendipitously one autumn evening in 1980" the process they call
>"chromoskedasic painting" the process is hardly new. Pirre
>Cordier claims to have invented the process in 1956. Cordier's
>images, he called them Chemigrams, were displayed years before
Hate to knitpick, but I think he actually called them "chimigrammes". The
process can be found under that heading in certain encylopedias (plug
The word was anglicized later.
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