“Pixels” explained… visually.

Earlier this week, I mentioned the release of What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe.

Yesterday on his website, xkcd.com, Monroe explained “pixels” through a visual exercise.

See for yourself:

  1. Click on this link: http://xkcd.com/1416/
  2. Place your cursor inside the comic panel.
  3. Scroll using your mouse wheel to zoom in until the pixels are visible.
  4. Keep scrolling.
  5. Keep scrolling.
  6. Yep. Keep scrolling.

As you scroll, you’ll see different repetitive tiling of xkcd images making up both black and white pixels. Each zoom reveals layer upon layer up layer…

As with most things technical these days, this might not work with your browser, operating system, etc. But it’s still great content to share with customers. It mentions a book, and it’s cool enough for them to share.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay