Subject: Holy Technology!
To: All From: Don Martin Date: 2/11/96 08:32:04
The 1846 Scientific American, citing C.G. Gilroy, "The Art of Weaving," mentions an improved Jacquard loom capable of "working an unlimited variety of figures and colors, as would appear from the fact that the night dress of Pope Boniface, which was woven in one of these machines, contained 276 different colors, so arranged and blended to display the likenesses of 276 heretics, each suffering under some species of torture different from any of the others."
"50, 100 and 150 Years Ago," Scientific American,
February 1996, p 12.