I love new metaphors for enduring experiences, and Jack Cheng’s got one with the keyframe bias. He’s chosen so well. The keyframe: a tool from hand-drawn animation now used in 3D animation and video compression and elsewhere too. The keyframe is the moment that matters most, the one that holds the most information. Time, experience, and memory are not spread evenly across the universe like cartoon peanut butter. They’re all lumpy—thin in some places, dense in others. The keyframe is the densest moment.
Go read Jack’s post—it’s terrific.