[rescue] SGI Challenge L systems available in Denver

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Sep 30 16:24:40 CDT 2004

On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 04:13:54PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> The test was designed to see how lighting affected people's vision, and
> which they preferred working with.
> Bright white light bothered people, and some had obvious trouble with
> color recognition and visual tests.  This was especially true with
> flourescent lights.

That would probably be because the spectral signature of the average
fluorescent tube is, frankly, bloody appalling.  Not only is it not
really a continuous spectrum, it's really heavy in the green.

> The theory behind "white flooding" an area is that removing shadows and
> having uniform light makes it easier to see.  That's not necessarily
> true unless you have some particular work that requires that
> environment.  For example, surgery or some publishing work.
> On top of that, a lot of people have this idea that you must eliminate
> every possible shadow, surface reflection, and light variation.  This is
> not natural, it is not necessary, and for a lot of us it is downright
> painful to live in.

What he said.  

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