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Re: Re. Bleach etc.,

Yes, it's a cliché; used to name books (in form of "... for dummies"  or
"... for dummies in ... lessons / days" et al) providing info / directions /
examples / glossary and what not for people have no (of very little)
acquaintance to their subject.

Sorry for the misinterpertation BTW, I allow myself some relief knowing I'm
not the only Italian who did that. (Thanks Alberto, may I join the club?


From: John Grocott <john.grocott403@ntlworld.com>
Reply-To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 19:10:42 +0000
To: The List <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Subject: Re. Bleach etc.,

           You used the term ''dummies'' as highlighted, below.
I remarked that I thought List members were
 anything ( but dummies )  (Note Alberto ) i.e I do not think anyone is a
dummy except for myself for getting involved with this pointless but amusing
Nice print - what is the actual size?

Can you please clearly outline your process? (If you like to.) I don't
remember  any clear description of your process (and I'm member of
this list since 2003) - only few messages suggesting a lot of
different "possible" coating/sizing materials (quite confusing to me -
maybe not for those who're more aquainted to historical texts /
procedures). Since English is not my native language, I may have
missed the clear / real meanings of your several - maybe cryptic -
previous postings on the subject. (I may have attributed this to the
fact that you're British - in the sense of your writing style -, but
it's not the same when I read posts / articles from Mike Ware; they're
clear, definite - unless stated otherwise - and comprehensive.) A
description targeted for "dummies" would do good. (Sorry if I missed
such a posting -> I'd be grateful if you provide me links to those
postings then...)

For the moment I'm pretty satisfied with the method Marek described /
suggested *in just few clear words / sentences*, because *it doesn't
include any extra step / material other than regular household
bleach*. (I mean when compared to good ol' standard gum dichromate as
we know it.)