[NetBehaviour] Fifty Years of Pixels

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Tue Jun 29 10:26:37 CEST 2010


"Russell Kirsch says he's sorry.

More than 50 years ago, Kirsch took a picture of his infant son and 
scanned it into a computer. It was the first digital image: a grainy, 
black-and-white baby picture that literally changed the way we view the 
world. With it, the smoothness of images captured on film was shattered 
to bits.

The square pixel became the norm, thanks in part to Kirsch, and the 
world got a little bit rougher around the edges."

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