Are you allowed to describe something you wrote yourself as seminal?
If enough other people (or the *right* other people)
describe it that way first, and if you're bringing
it up in a situation where it is clearly relevant
(or someone else brought it up first), then yes.
Not that it doesn't represent a certain amount of
hubris, of course...
(And no, I don't happen to know in this particular
instance who else may or may not have so described
the item in question first. I was just answering
your question in the general manner in which it