sRGB vs aRGB; computer monitor vs print

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sRGB vs aRGB; computer monitor vs print
Aug 4, 2013

I just saw someone claim the following:

Also, the web runs on sRGB at its best. sRGB is both a deficient colour space (too small - cannot display anything like a wide enough gamut) and a defective colour space (the axes of the three primary colours are not anything like equal in length). This latter translates into poor primary colour balance; bad complementary colours and awful secondary colours.

Is this true?  When I see photos on the web, for example, that I think are outstanding, is that only because I've not seen how they could have looked if they had been processed in aRGB and displayed on a medium that can faithfully reproduce the aRGB color range?

I have to wonder, then, what it means to have a calibrated monitor.  I mean, if you're working in sRGB, and sRGB is as horrible as the person quoted claimed, wouldn't even a calibrated monitor be "awful" compared to a print from an aRGB file?

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