TITLE: Sentences of the Day: Sheer Fun AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: November 09, 2011 4:29 PM DESC: ----- BODY: From Averia, The Average Font:
Having found a simple process to use, I was ready to start. And after about a month of part-time slaving away (sheer fun! Better than any computer game) -- in the process of which I learned lots about bezier curves and font metrics -- I had a result.
Programmers love to slave away in their free time on projects that put fires in their bellies, with no slave driver other than their own passion. The story of Averia is a worthy one to read, even if you are not particularly a font person. It's really about how the seed of an idea can grow as our initial efforts pull us deeper into the beautiful intricacies of a problem. It also reminds us how programs make nice testbeds for our experiments. -----