One photon wide type...
Didn't Linotronics do this in the fifties? ;-)
Dammit, I thought reading Baskerville was hard on paper...
Is that Arial? I always knew scientists had no design sensibilities.
EDIT: Although, I wouldn't mind if all Arial was this small.
>Is that Arial? I always knew scientists had no design sensibilities.
You could post this to the ID forum.
>EDIT: Although, I wouldn’t mind if all Arial was this small.
Didn't you hear? A bunch of scientists invented scalable type ;-) it can be any size you like (or don't like) :-)
I think IBM researchers were able to arrange atoms or molecules into the IBM logo a few years back. Wouldn't that be smaller than a photon?
(I seriously don't know -- I wouldn't recognize a photon if I saw one.)
But I do know what a tittle is.
Is that better than the entire text of the Bible on a pinhead? Or was that Zippy the Pinhead writes the score of Wagner's Ring Cycle on the buttocks of a flea using Comic Sans?
I'm pretty sure that photons have no mass, so I think they're smaller.
Strange religion to have no mass :-)
Photons vibrate at higher amplitudes than atoms typically do, so when measured as waves photons are larger, but as particles they're smaller.
(I'm not a physicist, but I might play one on TV if I were an actor on a TV show in which I played a physicist, but I'm also not an actor.)
The image was stored in (a quantum state of) a photon. I guess the picture is of the stencil(s) used ... and they were not very small if you look at the scale.
Ah, quantum mechanics. I love reading about them, but I never quite get them.
That is why there is the Uncertainty Principle Chris :-)
Ah, yes Herr Heisenberg.
I always wanted to be a quantum mechanic but there was just too much heavy lifting. ;-)
And all that gut wrenching jumping!