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This article was published on June 23, 2009

What 16 Million Colors Looks Like…

What 16 Million Colors Looks Like…
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder & board member, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

I remember working on a 1bit monochrome Macintosh Plus back in 1991 and wondering what it would be to have 16 grades of grey. Now, I can have 16 million colors, in one blog post! To enjoy the full glory of 16 million colors click this image so you can see the 4096 x 4096 pixel version.

Go full screen, smoke a joint (only in Amsterdam!) and think about the scale of things for a moment. Snowflakes, the universe, butterflies, grains of sand, dinosaurs and the size of your ego. Breathe in. Breathe out. Can you feel it now?

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