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Sunday, February 26, 2006

color colour
what are primary colors ... Easy enough to explain to my
techno friends or so I thought
its Yellow red blue . . . YRB
well sort of, but not really
to my surprise there is the old color wheel above
and the REAL color wheel and additive and subtractive is link to compelling text for a new color wheel for kids.
This is part of subtractive
color. Light comes from a source (the sun)
it hits an object and some is absorbed. The light that bounces back is less!
Something has been subtracted from it. A red ball is reflecting what is left -
"red"! The rest of the color (colour) has been absorbed!

The there is additive RGB which is used on computers. Here are some god java applets

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