ClearType, presented on Comdex (fall 1998) in Las Vegas by then Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, is intended to dramatically increase the legibility of fonts even on simple screens. ClearType not only works with whole pixels, but also utilizes, in principal invisible, in-between sizes for calculation. This technology can be used in decktop monitors but and PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) as well or ebooks (electronic books). Vice president at Microsoft Dick Brass says about the ClearType effect: "We found a way to make inexpensive screens look as good as the finest displays, and the finest displays look as good as paper."
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