[bksvol-discuss] Re: Children's bestsellers this week

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:38:02 -0800 (PST)

Here's an explanation that I copied from a site explaining it to kidsWhat is a 

Well, a hologram is like a picture. Sort of. You see, when you look at a 
picture -- like a photograph -- it is flat. If you took a regular picture of a 
big marble, and it had a smaller marble behind it, you would not be able to 
look around the big marble to see the little one.

With a HOLOGRAM, you would be able to look around the big marble and see the 
little one behind it. It's true. That's because a hologram is in 3-D. The 
letter "D" in "3-D" stands for the word "dimension". The "3" in "3-D" stands 
for how many "dimensions" something has.

A photo, a piece of paper -- or even this computer screen -- is 2-D, or two 
dimensions: up and down (1) and left and right (2). When something has 3-D, 
like the world in which we live -- or a hologram -- it has an added dimension: 
up and down (1), left and right (2) and forwards and backwards (3). When 
talking about dimensions, we call forwards and backwards "depth". So . . . when 
we say that a hologram has 3 dimensions, it means we can see up and down, and 
left and right, just like a picture or photo . . . but we can also look "into" 
the hologram because the hologram, and the objects that it contains, has depth.

Looking at a certain types of holograms is just like looking at something that 
is really in front of your eyes. In fact, some holograms are so real that you 
want to take your hand and touch the object in it -- but your hand goes right 
through thin air. Imagine getting up to get a soda while you're watching a 
holographic Super Bowl. When you walk across your living room, you'd walk right 
through the players. You could try to kick the ball, but your foot would pass 
right through it.


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--- On Sat, 1/16/10, Chela Robles <cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Chela Robles <cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Children's bestsellers this week
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 9:47 PM
> What is a
> hologram?
> --
> Chela Robles
> E-Mail: cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx
>   ----- Original Message
> ----- 
>   From: 
>   Jamie Yates, 
>   CPhT 
>   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: Saturday,
> January 16, 2010 9:39 
>   PM
>   Subject:
> [bksvol-discuss] Re: Children's 
>   bestsellers this week
>   I did Gallop and Waddle earlier today before work.
> They probably aren't 
>   as exciting to Bookshare members because what makes the
> books so cool are the 
>   holograms inside the book. The little penguin is so cute
> as it waddles! If 
>   anyone is sighted or has sighted children, these are THE
> books you want to 
>   see. If my son was still 5 or so years old I'd buy
> these books for him, even 
>   brand new at full price if I had to. They are the most
> adorable children's 
>   books I  have ever seen.
> -- 
> Jamie in Michigan
> Currently Reading: The Beach Street 
>   Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil 
> Earn cash for answering 
>   trivia questions every 3 hours: 
> http://instantcashsweepstakes.com/invitations/ref_link/49497
> See 
>   everything I've read this year at: www.michiganrxtech.com/books.html


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