Message #11 Posted by Ex-PPC member on 21 June 2002, 7:04 p.m.,
in response to message #10 by Dave Hicks
Hi Dave, I also think that the new pictures are incredibly
high-quality and are a great new addition to the museum,
but I would like to make a couple of suggestions. Please
don't take them as criticism of any sort at all, they're
only well-meant suggestions that would enhance the pics,
of course IMHO:
1) I really liked the original blue background of the old,
front images. I think it made a particularly good contrast
with the calculators' colors (most of them grey or
metallic) and it made their shape even more outstanding.
The new pics mostly white background tends to merge with
the silvery metallic finish of some models (i.e: Voyagers
and HP-71B, for instance), so that the boundary line
between the calculator itself and the cler backgroud isn't
as well defined as it was with the blue background.
2) I think it would be proper to show something on the
LCD display, as it would serve several useful purposes:
first, to see how numbers, texts, etc, do look on the
display, their 'font', boldness, segmented or dot matrix
nature, etc. It would really add useful information on
that important aspect at a glance. Second, showing
something like "www.hpmuseum.org" on the alpha-capable
displays would make it much harder for some eBay sellers
to use your images for their auctions. Perhaps even
"www.hpmuseum.org NOT FOR SALE" would be better, if at
Perhaps you can take into account those suggestions in
a future re-shot of your magnificent photographs.
Thanks for them and for your awesome site and hard work.