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August 4, 2011

RGB Clock



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August 4, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink


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That's a really disappointing item. Because, it's *not* an RGB clock. It's a Red-sortaCyan-fadedYellow clock, which produces an ugly, jarring admixture of colors.

If they had wanted to be harmoniously, eye-pleasingly correct with their color scheme, they would have chosen Cyan-Magenta-Yellow, which actually covers the reflective light spectrum (these are the primary colors used in all four-color process printing, along with Black).

Or, as a second choice (wouldn't have been as pretty, IMHO) they could have used Red-Green-Blue, which are the primary transmissive light colors used by your Mac, your TV, your iPhone, and everything else electronic which has light streaming through it, instead of bouncing off of it.

You can see the color charts here:


Posted by: Fred | Aug 4, 2011 3:17:35 PM

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