Re: [NTLK] Exact Measurement of Newton 2000 Screen

From: G. Isten <>
Date: Tue Apr 29 2008 - 19:10:52 EDT

Hi Jon,

Sorry for my delayed response. One of the reasons it took me so long is that I got sidetracked (and then utterly submerged) reading the Wikipedias (en, de, and it) about 'precision' vs. 'accuracy'.

>one can be precise in his arrows and
>hit a full group within a circle of 3cm, yet miss the bull's eye
>entirely. Such an archer was precise, but not accurate. ;-)

*grin* That's what I meant with "a function of the user". There's a popular saying in the part of Italy where I live (very macroscopically, the Venice area), that everything depends on the 'soramānego': literally, the piece above the handle -- in other words, the operator. The most precise of instruments may not measure accurately, if he who holds the handle is not accurate.

Anyhow, I took four measurements of my screen, and yet each time the reading was slightly different. I just hope your and my measurements together are accurate enough for Albert's purposes! :-) BTW, my 2100 carries the Newton logo. And yours?

>We tend to be more "loose" on precision in imperial measurements, I suspect.

*lol* A suspicion that I (as a metric person) would definitely share. Especially after being exposed to (not so old) texts with medical prescriptions expressed in English apothecaries' weights (drachms and grains and the like).



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