A Pixel Is Not A Little Square , A Pixel Is Not A Little Square , A Pixel Is Not A Little Square ! ( And a Voxel is Not a Little Cube ) 1 Technical Memo 6

@inproceedings{Smith1995API,
  title={A Pixel Is Not A Little Square , A Pixel Is Not A Little Square , A Pixel Is Not A Little Square ! ( And a Voxel is Not a Little Cube ) 1 Technical Memo 6},
  author={Alvy Ray Smith},
  year={1995}
}
My purpose here is to, once and for all, rid the world of the misconception that a pixel is a little geometric square. This is not a religious issue. This is an issue that strikes right at the root of correct image (sprite) computing and the ability to correctly integrate (converge) the discrete and the continuous. The little square model is simply incorrect. It harms. It gets in the way. If you find yourself thinking that a pixel is a little square, please read this paper. I will have… CONTINUE READING
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