Is this an April Fools' Day joke or not? Microsoft recently tweeted out a picture of what looks like the popular Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night on Microsoft Paint and it looks way too real to be made in the software itself. The real question is if it is real, who made it? When asked regarding the artist behind the Microsoft Paint rendition, the company simply said that it was a secret.
Microsoft Paint Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night
While the replies to the tweets were mostly blown away by a paint version of one of the most classic pieces of art, there was an important detail that was pointed out by a certain @mkashman on Twitter. The commenter noted that it was pretty impressive for something that was only 504.4kbs which is pretty small compared to most of the files today where it is rare to find photos under the mb mark.
The response to this was that the program itself, Microsoft Paint, was well designed for computers back in the day with only 5mb of storage which meant that keeping things in the kb realm was very essential. While it might not be like that today, there was a time where even every bit counted and floppy disks roamed the world.
Van Gogh’s Starry Night in Microsoft Paint. 😱 Wow. pic.twitter.com/5w48Xwfq1P— Microsoft (@Microsoft) March 31, 2021
Interested NFT buyers
Another interesting response was people trying to encourage Microsoft to sell it as an NFT online and that some people were generally interested in buying an NFT version of the famous Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. While NFTs have started to become more and more popular, people are looking for novelties to own and NFTs to purchase.
Aside from just art, NFTs now include a number of other digital icons from the internet like when the Twitter founder Jack Dorsey sold the first tweet ever for a whopping $2.9 million! As reported by CNBC, the tweet was bought by Bridge Oracle CEO Sina Estavi who has also previously put a bid of $1.1 million on Elon Musk's tweet.
Jack Dorsey net worth
Dorsey noted that all of the proceeds that were received would then be converted to bitcoin and be donated to charity. Jack Dorsey has been huge on the whole Bitcoin and cryptocurrency realm and back in February, his very own financial services company known as Square invested a whopping $170 million in cryptocurrency.
It was noted that Jack Dorsey's net worth is now $13 billion thanks to Twitter, Square, his cryptocurrency, and maybe other investments. For those that aren't aware, Dorsey, like other famous CEOs, didn't actually finish college and his Forbes sheet lists him as "Drop Out, New York University."
As of the moment, it still isn't confirmed whether or not Microsoft is toying with everyone or that a real artist is behind the Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night art on Microsoft Paint. The opinion as of the moment is divided and NFT buyers are just waiting for an NFT to be sold. It is also important to note that this is not the first time that Van Gogh's Starry Night was made on Microsoft Paint as other YouTube videos show how oth
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Written by Urian Buenconsejo