Ah yes! William of Occam. I have recommend the use of his razor to a lot of people over the years. Most stare blankly at me and say - What?Originally Posted by gainer
It's probably because I have a beard... Started growing it in 1969 - it was black then (white now).
My understanding is that addition of a bit of citric acid to the working developer was the empirical result of a lot of experimentation by Michael Smith - confirmed by others.
Amidol is known to work well as a developer in a slightly acid pH environment.
There is an indication that Pat Dignan favored Ascorbic acid over Citric with amidol. I haven't been able to verify this yet and I have most of the Dignan notes.