Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Nov 2008 23:05 UTC
In the News When you're diving into the history of computing and its concepts, you rarely have to look much further back in time than the Second World War. It happens sometimes, but not that often. However, there are exceptions - and this is one that really boggles the mind: the pixel? One of those little dots on your screen? It's well over 400 years old.
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The death of pixels?
by lykwydchykyn on Mon 24th Nov 2008 16:42 UTC
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Fascinating, but I missed the part where pixels are dying? I guess I don't keep up with technology news enough.

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RE: The death of pixels?
by sbergman27 on Mon 24th Nov 2008 16:59 in reply to "The death of pixels?"
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Fascinating, but I missed the part where pixels are dying?

Looks to me like there are far more pixels on earth than ever before. I think the author means that they are so small that we no longer have to care about them, or exactly how they are positioned. Right... Then why are are the OSNews right side bar fonts so grainy when I view them in Opera? And why do we argue back and forth about whether antialiased fonts are better or just blury? And why do we use things like subpixel smoothing? And why did the otherwise seemingly non-technical woman ahead of me in line at Whataburger yesterday make a casual comment about her 1080p TV? Far from dying, nontechnical people are *learning* about pixels. About megapixels, even. It seems to me that pixels are poised to rule the world, or at least demand the vote. ;-)

Edited 2008-11-24 17:01 UTC

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