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Old 08-23-2008, 11:59 AM   #8
jrial
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Location: Diepenbeek, Belgium
Device: Sony PRS-505, iRex Iliad, nokia 770, gp2x, palm zire 71
Yes, that makes perfect sense. Every time you display one of those complex diagrams, your computer (or iLiad) needs to do the calculations necessary to transform them into a bitmap, which is what the display can work with. If it's already stored as a bitmap, this step can be avoided. Considering how long even a modern computer needs to perform those calculations (several seconds), just imagine what a necessarily underpowered machine such as an ebook reader goes through every time you wish to display such a diagram. No wonder it takes minutes...
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