Ok, so he made a very informative page about it, but this is still a well known effect. It affects practically everything you can do in image editing. Blurs, etc. Most people neither notice nor care. It's rooted in the fact that most images come with undefined black and white points and a gamma chosen for artistic effect rather than physical accuracy. Thus correctly converting to linear gamma is hardly ever possible. You can still correct for monitor gamma to avoid some rarely seen inconsistencies and artifacts, but most people don't even notice, so why bother? However, Photoshop does have everything you need to avoid the effect completely, even in the ancient Photoshop 6.0.
Here's how to properly resize in Photoshop:
1. Convert mode to 16 bit (to avoid tone aliasing in the next step, no other influence on the calculations)
2. Convert to profile, select "Custom RGB", set Gamma to 1.0 (this converts the internal image data to linear gamma, no visible change because the image is color managed and corrected back to monitor gamma on the fly)
3. Image Size
4. Convert to profile, select "Custom RGB", set Gamma to 2.2 (default)
5. Convert mode to 8 bit
Done. You can substitute your favorite image filter for the image resize. Unsharp mask works much better at gamma 1.0, for example. Of course you can use several filters before converting back to monitor gamma and 8 bit.