January 1, 2017

There Are No Absolutes

John is living in dark times …

… because, if you don’t already read the excellent Clients From Hell, you might have missed this post about a client asking about making the black on his web-site darker.

Client: Is there any way we can make that element more black?”.

Me: It’s #000000. So no.

Client: There isn’t a darker black?

Well, little did he know … turns out that he should have checked in with sculptor Anish Kapoor, who was …

granted exclusive rights to the color “Vantablack,” the world’s blackest black that was developed by tech firm Nanosystems and can absorb more than 99% of light, other artists have been up in arms.

He’s right, though. As the article explains, the world’s blackest black, while it might exist, is not for anyone. And, just because you have the blackest black, life might not be all roses … because that might mean that you don’t get to have the pinkest pink.

These guys had no idea what they started …

Graham, in an exceptional mood asks …

… what, no exceptions? Maybe…

John suddenly feels lighter in spirit and suggests that …

… this might allow for some further exploration.

And of course, there are Absoluts (sic) … many of them!

Graham, continuing in an exceptional mood –

Told you there were exceptions – missing from the Ranker list

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