Computers and Software : Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.

Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.





BTW, this is the very first animated GIF ever uploaded to the internet:



RIP.



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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

RiP.



"THAT'S SOME BAD SHIT, HARRY!".

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

I shouldn't laugh right now, but THAT is funny!



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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

Yes, it is…sad and funny.
Do you know why he died (cause of death)?
He wasn't a child anymore but a little too young to die.


Ok, a research is approaching.
Until then a bold guess:
You said somewhere else with you is an adorable cat/well behaving.
And a second always planning the next "coup".
For sure you like both of them…but in love you're with the gangster, right?

However, back to the skeleton with the black cat.
Pretty sure the skull is former XXPO.
Need another coffee and glad not to be a skeleton already…and typing in the morgue.


Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

Oh ok…Wikipedia claims to know it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Wilhite

And just learned it's pronounced "JIF".

Edit:
Spanish black tomcat wants to attack the 3x "JIF"-Cats.

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

According to the article I read, he died of complications from covid.

And yes, I love BOTH of my felines, for totally different reasons! BTW, ironically enough, they're both silver tabbies. One of them is even named Tabby. The other one is Harry.



This one looks exactly like Tabby:





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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

Oh oh…you're in trouble!
Very different cats had been here over the years.
The one and only real tabby-cat was Mrs. Otto…and the only one who arrived as a baby.
Yep, grey-tabby.
Nobody wanted her, too bad behaving.
A farmhouse-Punk.
She became nearly 20 years old and kicked the asses of EVERY tomcat.
And nearly every dog.
Stylish as she was in her own way she died 2020, short before our mother left.
When she died I knew our mother is soon gone also, they had a special bond.
Both bad goats. ☺
Mrs. Otto made the biggest problems, destroyed all what wasn't fixed and difficult to find others to come along with her.
And I loved her soooooo much, that crazy Punk!

So, you'll have a long time 'fun' with your silver-tabby buddies.



Edit:
You're allowed to touch Tabby.
But never ever touch the belly…you're done! ☺

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

RIP Mrs. Otto and your mother.



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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…



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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

His (desktop) computer looks like MINE!

"THAT'S SOME BAD SHIT, HARRY!".

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

It looks like mine too, except mine is not an Apple! It's a Dell PC.



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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

Mine is an Apple, iMac 27-inch.

"THAT'S SOME BAD SHIT, HARRY!".

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

Okay then.



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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.

R.I.P.

I didn’t even know who he was until now.

“There are no atheists in foxholes, eh?”-Keith Jennings from the Omen.

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.

I didn't either until I read about his death. RIP.



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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.

He left a great legacy that is sometimes a little overused. RIP .

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.

Overused???? Nooooooooooooooooo!













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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.

You can never have too many gifs…

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.









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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.



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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.

You probably think the gif is some weird sex move the trannies do to you in Thailand.

If taking drugs is uncool, I’m the most uncool motherfucker on the planet

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.

"The probably think…"??



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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.

Yo you trippin bruh?

If taking drugs is uncool, I’m the most uncool motherfucker on the planet

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF, has died at age 74. RIP.

Just correcting your error, which you have obviously now fixed, bruh.



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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

Why was it DECIDED to pronounce "gif" as "jif" instead of "gif"?

I PREFER and DO pronounce it as "gif"!

"THAT'S SOME BAD SHIT, HARRY!".

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…





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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

How do you PRONOUNCE it? As jif OR gif?

"THAT'S SOME BAD SHIT, HARRY!".

Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…



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Re: Stephan Wilhite, the INVENTOR of the GIF, has DIED at age 74! RiP!!…

Have you ALWAYS?

"THAT'S SOME BAD SHIT, HARRY!".

It's pronounced JIF, NOT GIF! says inventor Wilhite!

Yep, because that's how it's SUPPOSED to be pronounced. Here's Wilhite himself confirming that at an awards show using the GIF shown below:





So all you people who are pronouncing it the other way, you're WRONG!







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