OT: Question about RGB color method

John Salerno johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com
Thu Apr 12 16:44:00 CEST 2007


John Salerno wrote:
> Sorry for this non-Python question, but since it's computer related I 
> know you guys will have an answer, and I don't really know where else to 
> ask. Mainly I'm just curious anyway.
> 
> I'm wondering, why do computers use a RGB color scheme instead of the 
> primary colors? Is there something you can't do with yellow? It seems 
> weird that RGB can be combined to make all colors, when that's supposed 
> to be the job of the primary colors. I'm sure there some technical 
> computer-related reason that it had to be this way.
> 
> Thanks.

Thanks guys! This is fascinating...just something I've never really 
thought about before. The Wikipedia article will give me something to 
read while I'm bored at work! :)



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