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15th-Nov-2010 12:27 pm
Read Irresponsibly
If you like to play with color and the idea that color perceptions are genetically linked (as well as socially influenced) go back and read Randy's write-up on his Color Survey. Ok, if you want to laugh about how some people respond to surveys, go read it. "WTF" is a color!

http://blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color-survey-results/
Comments 
15th-Nov-2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
I feel better that I am not the only person that can't spell fuchsia.

Or rather... I can now, but only because I've looked it up about twenty times.
15th-Nov-2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
I love how he admits he can't spell it either.
15th-Nov-2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I get a 404 when I follow his link to look at the survey itself.
*pout*
15th-Nov-2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
I actually responded to it back when it was up... for about an hour. I couldn't sit through all +/- 1000 colors, though.
16th-Nov-2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link! Being colorblind, I have something of a love-hate fascination with color. My world seems to often be like the Doghouse Diaries cartoon with me on the right and the rest of the world on the left.
16th-Nov-2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
Are you totally colorblind, or are you "color deficient?" My CEO is "color deficient," so projected PowerPoint pie charts drive him crazy, but he can still tell a blue brochure from a red one.
16th-Nov-2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Color deficient. I see color, just not the way other people do. I'm quite self-aware (as well as self-conscious) about it. I know the areas that I have the most trouble with -- dark blue/purple, dark red/brown/green -- so I work to avoid having to deal with those. The bigger the swath of color the easier for me to evaluate it so I have few items of clothing with stripes.

Even though my eye doctor once said I have profound color deficiency, it really doesn't affect my day-to-day life all that much. I don't often notice problems with charts or graphics or other things online. The thing in that category that's bugging these days is the traffic indication in Google Maps (one my phone): I have a helluva time telling whether a road is colored green or red.

Luckily, I usually have ovrclokd around to be my all-purpose color peripheral. :)
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