Why your PC only has sixteen colors

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Your computer only supports 16 text colors, and 8 background colors. Why so few colors? And why is there a "Bright Black"? This fun lightning talk video from Fosdem 2021 explains the origins of these 16 colors, and why the colors look the way they do.

Original story by Jim Hall at Fosdem 2021. Published 2021-04-07, Originally published 2021-02-07.
This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Belgium license.

Video Copyright Jim Hall / Fosdem 2021. License: Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Belgium

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