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KTLDD6

You've seen those numerical digital displays, like on watches and calculators, where each digit is formed from a pattern of seven segments, right? Here at KT Labs, we have developed a design in which each digit requires only six segments. The savings of one segment per digit, when multiplied by all the electronic gadgets in the world, could potentially add up to billions of dollars saved every year. Below are some samples of the new KTLDD6 display series:


KTLDD6 BLOCK GREEN LED, ANGULAR BLUE VFD, ANGULAR LCD


As you can see, some artistic license was used with the shapes of the digits. The 0 is half-height, the 5 has a small gap (barely noticeable in everyday use), the 7 now curves from upper right to lower left as it was originally meant to instead of thrusting straight down along the right side, and in the Angular design, the 3 has what can best be described as a nose, which our design team feels gives it more personality.

The KT Labs design team is currently working on a 5-segment digital display. However, they would desperately like to deny rumors that the head of the KT Labs marketing department, upon hearing that a 14-segment display is necessary to represent all the letters of the alphabet, was heard to exclaim, "Fourteen? Hah! We can do it in ten!"
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