If you haven’t read Animal Farm by George Orwell, you should. The plot of the fictional work is summarized in the following statement: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” It portrays the injustice that exists in this world and that will run its course till aliens wipe humanity out – or humanity wipes itself out.
Remember the superb Maemo/MeeGo smartphone from Nokia, the N9? It was shipped with a PenTile display. Of course, all hell was let loose by critics. There was nothing that was said in favour of PenTile technology that was acceptable to people who had dug their heels in.
Those of us who owned and used an N9 sang the praise of that display. It really is good. But it isn’t good enough in Animal Farm. As far as critics were concerned, the fact that with PenTile, each pixel is composed of two subpixels rather than three as obtains on RGB meant that it was a dealbreaker. They simply swore that it messed up the N9 and that they wouldn’t buy it for that. It didn’t matter that the N9 has an amazingly sharp display and that the side-effects of PenTile are not visible on it.
Fast-forward to 2012, we see that Samsung has put PenTile displays on their top devices: Nexus One, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy S III. Samsung has issued glowing statements defending their choice of PenTile over RGB – and, well…PenTile has suddenly become a toast.
Yes; there have been some initial complaints about PenTile on the Galaxy S III, but the same folks who crucified the N9 for this are now giving the Galaxy S III the benefit of doubt on the same issue, saying that the side-effects of PenTile technology are not visible on the device anyway. True. And they aren’t visible on the N9 either.
There’s no justice in the world. What is good for the goose is not always good for the gander. Here are a few lines from Lemar’s hit track, “If There’s Any Justice“:
If there’s any justice in the world,
I would be your man, You would be my girl,
If I’d found you first you know its true,
He would be alone, I would be with you
Both George Orwell and Lemar, though existing generations apart, were spot on.