[OM] Re: Scanner

Subject: [OM] Re: Scanner
From: "Joel Wilcox" <jfwilcox@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2006 11:51:30 -0600
On 12/2/06, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Bill Pearce wrote:
> >> Actual examples provided? After going to all that trouble, the
> >> temptation to see a difference that others might not see would be
> >> considerable.
> >>
> > None, but he may be someone like me, that can't/won't get that deep intothe
> > internet.
> >
> Nonetheless, I would take it with more than one grain of salt without
> samples.
> My experience with engineers is that they are not, by and large,
> actively stupid in their area of training and expertise. An I don't
> imagine that black plastic is more expensive than the gray plastic used
> the the bodies of the two flatbed scanners I've had. And I find it hard
> to believe that nobody in the design group at Canon (the maker of my
> current scanner) thought to test DMax with a black interior.

I suspect the guy remembered reading how St. Ansel painted every
reflective surface in his darkroom black.  Same principle.

Joel W.

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