Category Archives: display technology

The Big Picture

As CRT Television maxed out about 15 years ago (at 33″), manufacturers sought new technologies for larger screens.  One of them was the Rear Projection TV.

However to me, it was at best a desperate attempt to squeeze the last drop of juice from an antiquated set of know-how.  The screens were large, no doubt; with sizes going up to 60 inches diagonal (maybe even larger).   But they were huge boxes.  And the resolution, clarity and contrast were poor, to say the least.   Perhaps there was consolation to the owners who could demonstrably and unmistakably prove to their neighbours and visitors that they were people who could see the big picture….LOL.

I contemplated buying a set before, but the thought of having an Incredible Bulk of a box eating up half my living room was simply unbearable.

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Public Displays of Affection @ KLIA

Not about couples engaging in smoldering hugs and kisses at the airport – but just an old man here fondly reminiscing with affection this day 18 years ago.

28 March 1998 : my tiny crew of workers and I set out to test and commission the Public Information Displays at the spanking new KLIA at Sepang.   It was only with 200% passion and dedication that my team (including my HM) managed to design, develop, manufacture and commission in record time the total of 157 displays boards.   And saved my client – the main contractor – a ruinous penalty of RM15,000 per day.

Just in time for a site inspection by the YAB Dr M the following week.

I wonder if the displays are still there at KLIA.