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Re: Cyanotype Rex - a disappontment to say the least..

I usually lurk, just absorbing what I can from the deep pool of experience here, but I felt compelled to jump in and agree with what David's said, add that it confirmed my suspicions based on reading the material available for free, and thank him for saving me $30.
Neal Wilson

Hi Katherine,
Congratulations! It must be our time for
The reason I purchased this particular PDF was to
disprove my own opinions of the man rather than the process itself. When I
read it I was awash with disappointment. The document is about as
informative as his emails and is really something I would expect from a
first  year student rather than an elder 'professor'. For me,
this author has feet of clay. There is far more important information
freely available ( from Ware for instance) on the web and I just
don't understand how the cost of this particular method was
I think PDN is different in that it does break new
ground; It is very comprehensive, it does do what is promised and it does
have dynamic content (programming, spreadsheets etc.). And there is support
of course from the author..

On Sep 22 2006, Katharine Thayer wrote:

David, this just reinforces my long-established personal policy: $15
is the absolute top price I would pay for a pdf.

It also
contradicts the idea, sometimes asserted here, that you get
what you
pay for. Of course that's not necessarily true; some of the
information is free and some of the worst information is
only at a price.

BTW, a grand-niece added recently to my family
is named Emily Grace.
Must be something in the air...

On Sep 21, 2006, at 11:00 AM,
davidhatton@totalise.co.uk wrote:

> I would just like to
express my dismay after reading the cyanotype
> rex PDF from Terry
King. For those of you who were thinking of
> buying this
document, I suggest you think again. I gave the author
> the
benefit of the doubt given his 'years of contributions to the
> art and science of photography'. I wish now that I hadn't.
There is
> nothing in the document that is not available elsewhere
(on the
> Internet) for free. If you really think you need to have
the secret
> ask me and I'll tell you. It would take
approximately 4 lines of
> text to explain it to the depth to
which the author takes the
> process..Heck, not even that! I am
bitterly disappointed with the
> publication and can only assume
that others who have purchased it
> are too polite to say so too.
So if you have 30 bucks to spare, buy
> some Oxalate with


David H