Dan and Kermit Talk

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Dan's Patronization Factor

Kermit

I don’t know what aliasing is in still imagery.

But boy, am I good at recognizing it in computer games.

Dan

If you have black text on white, it’s normally rendered with many gray pixels around the curved and diagonal edges to make it appear smooth. This is called anti-aliasing.

Kermit

Yes. I know what anti-aliasing is.

Actually, what I meant by “I don’t know what aliasing is in still imagery” is “By the facile transposition of a concept between closely related domains, I know what aliasing in still imagery is.”

Dan

Sorry. Didn’t mean to insult your aliasing intelligence quotient. It is very high.