Microsoft's own PR says its new ClearType font technology addresses "the area beyond the traditional pixel boundary", and that with ClearType, "letters on the computer screen appear smooth, not jagged." In an interview with Associated Press, Gates did not elaborate much: "What ClearType does is, it takes readability off a color LCD to a dramatically new level," he said, "if your threshold was that you were willing to read one screenful
with what you've got today, you'll be willing to read 10 screenfuls
in future." Many assumed that Microsoft had merely reinvented anti-aliasing, a font technology that improves the appearance of characters by smudging the curves.
Participants were presented with a screenful
of text which included a highlighted (reverse video) four-letter word.
With two clicks from H-P's home page, for example, a visitor can have a screenful
of features and data on the H-P LaserJet 6P/6MP printer - or any other H-P product for that matter.
Although Frankenheimer's ham-handed directorial approach makes Seconds resemble a feature-length first cousin of an old Twilight Zone episode, the movie is nonetheless worth seeing for the black-and-white cameraman and the surrealistic, fun-house-mirror distortions of master cinematographer James Wong Howe, who won an Academy Award for Hud; Jerry Goldsmith's evocatively queasy score; and a screenful
of anxiety-ridden supporting performances.
of scan lines is called a field, and the number of fields drawn per second is known as the field scan frequency or refresh rate.