P is for Parallel Compression

2300 years ago, a Greek mathematician named Euclid wrote what would become one of the most successful and influential books of all time. It didn't contain characters, a plot, or even morals, but was filled with mathematical descriptions of the way our world is composed. Although his phrasing was far more technical and arcane, many are familiar with the postulate of his Geometry which states that two parallel lines will never intersect. Hurtling down the highway or aboard high speed trains, we at least hope he was right.

Well, well, well, Euclid. As you were figuring out other earth-shattering truths such as the roundness of circles and the pointiness of triangles, who would have thought that your famous unintersecting lines would years later also lend their name to one of the most successful and influential studio techniques?

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