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Once a week, for the past eight-odd years, I overhear it: "It's GIF, not JIF." "Actually, it's officially JIF." If the arguers are educated in the subject, they will rattle through their supporting arguments: It's JIF because its inventor says so and it's like "giraffe;" it's GIF because it stands for "graphics" and it's like "gift."

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I have a confession to make. I read the comments. Actually, it's worse than that. I don't just read the comments, I enjoy reading the comments. I've been getting paid to write on the Internet for more than 15 years, and you, Ungentle Reader -- yes, you, the one who used to write "More liberal claptrap!" under my articles and now writes "tl;dr" and "Do you even game, bro?" instead -- you are the wind beneath my wings. I'm not joking.