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Originally Posted by Sarmat89 View Post
E-ink monitors cannot have backlight, as they form the image by a tight assembly of opaque particles directly behind the screen.
I remember when Unix was the first to divide directories and files with a / called a slash and then Windows used a \ backslash. Overtime people many times called the / in pathnames a backslash. Similarly many people call a screen light a backlight whether or not it is really in the back or in the front. In fact the lights on modern mobile devices are really edge lights to a light guide. Some guides are on the back for LCD and some are on the front for E Ink. When you correct someone like that you should point out that we call it a front light on E Ink or you may imply that there cannot be any light at all. It fact the light guide principle is difficult to do a front light with large screens since you have to be able to see through the light guide and it needs to be uniform.

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