© 2002 Jamie Zawinski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The word I hate today is:
How did this asinine, obfuscated word get into the vernacular? What was wrong with "X by Y"? I'm sorry, I'm one of those poor, pathetic people who is not good at doing fucking square roots in his head.
Of course this is mostly a rhetorical question: I'm pretty sure the answer is ``because it allows small increases in resolution to look enormous.''
But I guess we're just lucky they didn't re-use "DPI" to talk about cameras in some arbitrary, braindead Apple-like way. Actually, that might have been easier to understand.
You can compute ``resolution'' from
``megapixels'', of course, but it's a gigantic pain in the ass (a
megapain?) If a
It's easy to get from