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Are you colour blind?   [Edit]

Survey period: 24 Nov 2008 to 1 Dec 2008

Suggested by Joel, who feels there's a connection between IT and colour blindness. Do we buck the average 8% prevalence rate?

OptionVotes% 
Yes14010.11
No1,24589.89



 
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GeneralColour == Color Pin
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GeneralAn interesting article on colour Pin
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GeneralThere are only 8 colours Pin
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Jeremy Falcon25-Nov-08 7:36
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Balboos wrote:
??????


He's joking about old VGA displays.

Balboos wrote:
I also thought there to be 3 colors, based upon your perspective:


Nope. There are more than 3 colors in the visible spectrum of the human eye. However, in a given color space, we use a set of several colors to combine in N possibilities to produce more colors. Each color intensity (on a computer display only) will produce certain intensities of phosphors which in turn produce certain photons our eyes can pick up. But don't confuse this with saying there's only 3 colors.

Also, in regards to additive and subtractive, that's more numerical and how the color systems work for each space. It's no indication on how many visible colors they're are to the human eye - although to do mimic how black and white works but that's a different story.

Just the fact we have RGB and CMYK should be enough proof to show you that a computer representation of a color space's base colors are just starting points.

For more information check out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visible_spectrum[^]

Jeremy Falcon
jeremyfalcon.com[^]

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