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Joe The Dude
2004-Nov-10, 01:19 AM
I've always wondered how it is we can see black text on a white page.

You see, I've always assumed that black ink absorbs all color, while white paper reflects all colors.

How's that for my first n00bish post?
8)

mike alexander
2004-Nov-10, 01:23 AM
Not bad at all.

Try this: How can you see a hole in a wall?

Joe The Dude
2004-Nov-10, 01:39 AM
Oh man, now my left eye is involuntarily twitching.
:-?

mickal555
2004-Nov-10, 04:52 AM
How do you know a sphere is a sphere

01101001
2004-Nov-10, 08:54 AM
I've always wondered how it is we can see black text on a white page.

You see, I've always assumed that black ink absorbs all color, while white paper reflects all colors.
Hey, JTD, I can't read the above unless I select it so it is highlighted. What did you do?

frogesque
2004-Nov-10, 08:59 AM
I've always wondered how it is we can see black text on a white page.

You see, I've always assumed that black ink absorbs all color, while white paper reflects all colors.
Hey, JTD, I can't read the above unless I select it so it is highlighted. What did you do?

Post has but no . Oddly I can see the text written by Joe The Dude normally but not yours. #-o #-o

Edit: I'll add a couple of spaces so the above makes sense 'cos I can see "but no" in white against a gray background.

[ color=white] but no [ /color]

Wally
2004-Nov-10, 02:21 PM
Look up the word "contrast" in the dictionary Joe! :)

[editted to add: Welcome, by the way!]

swansont
2004-Nov-10, 02:49 PM
I've always wondered how it is we can see black text on a white page.

You see, I've always assumed that black ink absorbs all color, while white paper reflects all colors.


Your brain notices the relative absence of photons, imaged onto your retina.

Amadeus
2004-Nov-10, 03:03 PM
It's not true black. For that you have to see "Disaster areas" stunt ship. :D