Re: NTLK Re: newton color

From: Michael J. Hussmann (
Date: Tue Aug 22 2000 - 04:38:42 CDT

Kenny Song ( wrote:

> Are our color perceptions that poor? Have anyone considered that there
> may be some color variants among batches though I know Apple's QC is
> pretty stringent. I have an MP2000 and MP2100 side by side and the latter
> does look darker.

There may be minor differences between batches, but I don't believe
that's the reason why we all disagree about the Newton's color. Our color
perception is far from absolute -- it is highly context dependent, and in
many or most cases, even the left and right eyes won't agree about color.
Also the source of lighting plays a major role here -- if it doesn't
produce a continuous spectrum, the specific Newton-green might be missing
completely, and in that case, the Newton would appear to be black.

Michael J. Hussmann

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