[NTLK] NewtonTalk Digest, Vol 40, Issue 2

Nick Chaiyachakorn little.green.salad.bowls at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 06:44:27 EDT 2017

Thanks for the welcome and the many replies - it seems the previous owner
of my eMate must've used it well.

Thanks as well for the heads-up on NewtonSales. So I suppose there's no
(pleasant) way of getting a new backlight, other than looking for "as-is
parts only" eMates on sale?


On Friday, April 7, 2017, <newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net');>> wrote:
> Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 17:02:11 +1200
> From: "Tony Kan" <tonykan at xtra.co.nz>
> To: <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] How bright is a (well-preserved) eMate's
>         backlight?
> Message-ID: <13d901d2af5c$1f6a5500$5e3eff00$@xtra.co.nz>
> Content-Type: text/plain;       charset="us-ascii"
> Hi Nick
> Welcome.  A new backlight should be reasonably bright and distinct in a
> normally lit room but your normal could be different from my normal.
> Normal
> means a 100W incandescent bulb hanging 5-6 feet above the eMate with no
> other lighting.  Incidentally I try not to have my backlight on at all
> because I know that it will degrade with use.
> For this reason I use the Casual font and rely on ambient light and the
> contrast between the characters and the grey background for readability.  I
> only use the backlight in a dimly lit room.  If I print a document, I
> switch
> to a font that is less profligate on toner.
> Tony
> Christchurch
> New Zealand

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