2014-01-13 19:18:35 UTC
information and service provide has gone the way of the Dodo, one of its
creations, the GIF file format (and more specifically, animated GIFs) have
not only NOT gone away, but has been experiencing a remarkable resurgence
during the past several years.
Never seen such proliferation of such an old file format that had fallen out
of favor several times during its long life only to gain favor and use in
recent times. (Unlike JPEG file format that has never ceased being popular.)
Not too shabby for a very basic 256-bit file format created back in 1987.
Here's a 2012 video from PBS discussing the GIF file format resurgence. And
now in 2014, I think animated GIFs are now even MORE popular than they were
even two years (in other works, it's not just a short-term fad):
Did anyone see this coming?