Mike, glad this was a joke - on my list you come in at 1027. As for the list of the 550 best hinters of all time...
I know all we do is hint and get naff all credit for fixing old geezas fonts... man.
Now that would stir some passions! My mate received the following SMS from his friends (must be ancient, sorry):
Hey Fred, I just won a major prize in a raffle. It's a holiday in a luxury restort for myself and 10 of my best friends.
Could you please take care of the dog?
Vinnie and Mike - face it, you're living on borrowed time. I predict that in sixty or seventy years we won't be hinting fonts any more. You'll be out of a job!
Special interest list group time.