v0.1d release notes
Rearranged some stuff, 20th century is about 2/3rds of the way done, and actually wrote a few paragraphs of actually artist-related stuff in the front. At some point I'm going to have to rewrite the early history sections to focus more on art and less on technicalities; I am archiving it every version though, so if you like the firearms trivia you can ask for the earlier links.
Really though, if you're interested in the technical aspects, probably best to look for detailed breakdowns elsewhere on the web. I'm simplifying greatly here, and some of the stuff I am saying isn't strictly speaking true.
Oh god the table of contents has reached three pages...