Talk:Interferometric modulator display

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Cut-n-paste[edit]

It is apparent that the article is cut-n-paste from somewhere. See diff [1]. Note also the whitepaperish style and the use of "Figure 3". The user who added the text has been warned before on copyright problems. --Vuo (talk) 22:13, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

I've restored the edits that weren't from the white paper - David Gerard (talk) 22:50, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Need more description[edit]

This article is interesting as it stands but leaves out important questions. How fast is the response time? Why cannot a single element handle many levels of brightness by varying the duty cycle (i.e., alternate rapidly between opaque and "on" and vary the relative durations of the two phases)? Just how does the "electrostatic" control work... is this piezoelectric and if so why can't it be very fast? How about controlling brightness using liquid crystal shutters or microelectromechanical mirrors? Obviously, there are answers to all this since there are no commercial products exploiting such techniques, but this should be explained in the article. Myron (talk) 22:23, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Article has been updated to include data on the speed of the display technology. Although not explicitly stated, the relatively low speed would seem to preclude the use of duty cycle to control brightness. Further, since one of the features of the display is low power use (no power is used unless a sub-pixel is changing state), this would be counter-productive for many use cases. Further explanation to the mechanism of the technology is now included. The mentioned questions about using other technologies for controlling brightness are just that - other technologies, not interferometric modulation. I believe this section can be retired now? Keramos (talk) 01:05, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Too many jargons. Worthless article for laymen[edit]

This is a great example of what is wrong with many Wikipedia articles. There are way too many jargons. I would say I have a pretty solid Physics background, but this is still totally incomprehensible. Seriously... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.181.154.241 (talk) 00:39, 27 October 2010 (UTC)