>>A reasonable idea, Chuck.
>>But I really like black on white. Call me silly if you will.
and they don't know why. If you don't have a headache, you're
tougher than they are.
I think for most people, black text on white background *is* a naturalQuote:
> I will call you silly. Earlier you compared black foreground / white
> background to mankind's natural desire to use white paper and black
desire, regardless of whether it's on paper or CRT. However,
eating lots of animal fat is also a natural desire. When humans
burned 5000 calories a day chasing food, and died of disease
before age 35, animal fat was a great thing. Now most people don't
need anything like 5000 calories a day, and can expect to avoid or
be cured of most diseases. black text on white background is of
analogous nature; it's healthy on paper, and unhealthy on CRT.
More: the light from paper is from the room. Turn down the light inQuote:> However, paper is a low intensity, diffuse light source. As
> opposed to your average CRT or active LCD.
the room, the light in paper adjusts accordingly. Your eyes will
properly adjust themselves to both the room and the paper
easily, since the room and the paper are consistent.
The light from a CRT has nothing to do with the light in the
room. All too often, the two are inconsistent. So if your eyes are
correctly adjusted for one, they are wrong for the other. The more
light coming out of your monitor, the greater the inconsistency. A
white background means more light coming out of your monitor.
Do you think you can make the CRT light and the monitor light
consistent by proper adjustment of both? I can do this for active
LCD. I can't do it for CRT. Reason? CRT has a reflective glass
surface. Good ones reflect less, but still more than active
LCD. If you turn up the room light to match the bright background
on the CRT, the CRT glass reflects more - so the brightness has to
be turned up, and the two are inconsistent again. If you turn down
the CRT light to match the room, it's not bright enough to
overcome the reflection.
Lots. More, an LCD or CRT in a landfill is itself toxic waste. If youQuote:> Hey nature boy, how much toxic waste was produced in the manufacture
> of your CRT/LCD?
can help it, never throw away your monitor (or, for that matter,
most other computer parts). If you can't make use of it yourself,
find someone else who can.