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Ray Girvan

The different philosophies are interesting: actually hiding things vs. fazing the observer. The early dazzle camouflage used for ships couldn't hide a ship's existence, but made observation of speed and heading a lot more difficult.

John F. Ptak

Yes, you're right Ray--camouflage has a very interesting and complex history, something I've been interested in for a long time. Not only for the physio and other -ogical aspects of it, but also for its rubbing up against counterfeiting and deception in general (as in something like Gaddis' The recognitions. Fascinating topic to me. And thanks!

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