On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 06:55:53 +0900, Josef 'Jupp' Schugt <jupp / gmx.de> wrote:
> Douglas Livingstone wrote:
> > Almost every web site uses black on white because it gives the *most*
> > contrast... if you have a problem, or know anyone with such a
> > problem, suggest to them to make their monitor less bright.
> 
> That does not solve the problem. The problem is that modern monitors do
> not have phosphors that match their refresh rate. Given the phosphors
> that are used these days I would need a monitor with a refresh rate of
> about 400 Hz to find black on white acceptable. No chance to compensate
> using lower brightness. I wished this *were* a hypothetical problem :-|
> 

How do you handle browsing the web then? I don't quite understand your
problem, especially considering I am writing this with black on white
in gmail. Can you not read
http://www.ruby-doc.org/docs/ProgrammingRuby/ ? How about Google, is
that off limits too? If not, what is your workaround?

Douglas