Fahrner Image Replacement *cough* *cough*
2003-06-20 21:20:08 UTC
I've just been reading about the Fahrner Image Replacement technique. It's a neat idea, and it's good to see that people are making use of it. In fact, I know what a cool and exciting idea it is because I had it myself back in 1999.
I admit, though, that I never wrote a nice tutorial, and I didn't do any investigation of its accessibility implications, so perhaps I don't deserve all that much credit for it. And of course I don't actually know when Todd Fahrner had the idea, though doing a Google search on "Fahrner Image Replacement" doesn't bring up any results from before 2003. I also don't know how many other people have had exactly the same idea. (I'm guessing that Douglas Bowman came up with it independently.)
Am I bitter that Todd Fahrner got his name attached to the idea rather than me? Well, not much. Actually I'm quite chuffed. Fahrner is a smart and knowledgeable guy. I had an idea that was worthy of being attributed to him.