A Matter of Graphic Importance
It has come to my attention that the inventor of the GIF image format has been quoted as saying the following with regard to the pronunciation of the format:
I’m here to tell you that once again, I plan to act in full accordance with the gravitas that my position as the release manager of E18 requires. To that end, I am officially stating, on record, that the EFL and E18 will not require its developers or users to pronounce GIF with a flimsy, soft ‘j’ sound. Enlightenment has always been about choice, and I respect Mr. Wilhite’s choice to be retroactively wrong about the pronunciation of the name of something which he himself invented.