Google Celebrates Louis Daguerre’s Birthday Friday, November 18th, 2011
Today is Louis Daguerre’s birthday, and Google is helping to celebrate it by devoting their logo to him. Happy 224th, buddy!
Wait, are you really about to ask me who Louis Daguerre was? Hey, it’s OK, to be fair the guy has been dead for about 160 years… Even so, in this line of work I sort of expected more from you. Maybe you’ve heard the word Daguerreotype before? Even my browser spell-checker knows that word. That’s right, it’s a photographic process; that’s probably close enough for most tabletop trivia games.
Unfortunately, this blog is not interested in tidbits of trivia, so get ready for facts. Lots of facts. With historical context. (more…)