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It's all dots

2004-08-17 18:38:30.023876+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Bahahaha! Elf has a description of the day he realized he was not alone, when reading an edition of the "Illuminatus!" trilogy that had some filler material that read:

When I was nine years old, I acquired my first split beaver magazine. You can imagine my disappointement when, upon examination with a microscope, I discovered all I could see was dots.

I'm reminded of a day at Chaco & Eddie's place in the Dr.'s Building in Chattanooga when someone got one of the first color inkjet printers. A couple of us in that group were imaging weenies, and when the proud owner of the new printer brought in some freshly imaged cheesecake, tom pulled out his loupe and we went to work examining dither patterns.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-17 20:28:41.625866+00 by: meuon

That was printout of a Tektronix Phasar II as I remember.. used triangular 'dots' that blended in together. The subject matter was not bad either..

#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-17 20:36:03.248908+00 by: Dan Lyke

I remember little to nothing about the subject matter, except that I remember the particular person involved would be embarassed were I to bring up the subject matter today (or at least the last time I saw him), and that narrows it down to about two of the regulars of that time...

#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-18 13:53:26.220912+00 by: Nancy

If I were more easily embarrassed I'd never admit this, but when I read 'cheesecake' I just thought of food and didn't think any differently until I read the 'subject matter' comment. Is it 'cause I'm a girl I didn't pick up on it? Or just dense?? (laughing!!)