Monday, March 2, 2009

Take that, Germans

A German publication from the 1830's regarding Daguerre's advancements towards a fixed photographic image:

"The wish to capture evanescent reflections is not only impossible, as shown by thorough German investigation, but the mere desire alone, the will to do so, is blasphemy. God created man in His own image, and no man-made machine may fix the image of God."

In that case, I know a lot of blasphemers.


  1. welcome to the world of blog! i look forward to all the unique and amazing things you will write/put up here. i'm excited!!!

  2. yes, welcome! something else to do while i sit at the reception desk...hurrah!