Well, it’s happened — I’m now a gamer. Thank you, pandemic! Look what you’ve made me do.
But seriously, it’s good news — it’s really just another experience in fiction. Last year I wrote about how I just drove around the world of GTA V. But then I played it — to completion! And now I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time in 15th century Italy, thanks to Assassin’s Creed.
If you were to ask this question to a hundred people, my guess is that you’d get a response that actually names a font. Times Roman, Comic Sans, Helvetica, Arial, etc. Chris Hardwick, the host of The Nerdist, posed this question to Bill Gates on his podcast a few days ago.
His answer: TrueType. Gates then proceeded to describe the technical concept behind TrueType, something about using all three primary components of color (red, green, blue) to produce the best looking (“anti-aliased”) letters. The TrueType standard was developed by Apple and Microsoft, and my initial reaction was, “Way to dodge the question and pump up your old company, Bill.”
And then I realized something — Gates wasn’t dodging anything. TrueType really is his favorite font! After this interview, looks like The Nerdist finally lives up to its name.