[conspire] Word of the Year
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Nov 14 09:36:04 PST 2012
Quoting Nick Moffitt (nick at zork.net):
> This, of course, gets my back up. Parroting other people's
> advertising slogans doesn't make you witty: it makes you a walking
> billboard that isn't even getting paid for the effort. So well done,
> original developers at CompuServe in Columbus, OH: you not only missed
> the "patent pending" nature of LZW compression, but you also couldn't
> resist telling people about some peanut butter commercial you saw!
The rare valid point.
Quibble: Sperry Corporation's LZW patent was actually issued and in
force starting 1985, not just pending. (CompuServe introduced GIF in 1987.)
> I pronounce "gif" with a hard 'g' because I am a Hard G.
I'm mostly with the aforementioned people who'd rather say 'PNG'.
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