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Nokia embraces Persistance of Vision

You know about POV, where an image stays with the eye/brain for a short time after the actual image has been replaced with something else. Its why TV and movies, although through broadcasting a series of still frames, ‘show’ motion. Anyway, Nokis Nokia has come up with a cover, called a Fun Shell for its new 3220 phone. This shell lets the user type in a short text message, then wave the phone in the air to display the message using the lights on the back. Oh boy. That’s just what we need. A bunch of geeks, running around waving their phones at each other, inciting riots by sending such messages as: “STFU!”, “U L0S3R”, “PH34R M3”, etc.

Who thought this was a good idea?

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5 Comments on Nokia embraces Persistance of Vision

  1. Anyone who gets a phone like that should have the words “1M 4 G33K” on tattooed on their forehead, and “K1CK M3” shaved into their backs!

  2. STFU NEWB

  3. Oh, like talking leet-speak isn’t geeky?

  4. It’s just as geeky to know that it’s called “L33T SP34K”

  5. PapayaSF // June 3, 2004 at 5:14 pm //

    There is (or was the last time I was there) an exhibit based on this principle at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. It was a vertical stack of blinking lights, but when you looked across/past it quickly you could read a short message. Very cool.

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