Re: Origin of the AT Symbol

Subject: Re: Origin of the AT Symbol
From: Susan_Gallagher_at_Enfin-SD -at- PROTEON -dot- COM
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 1994 12:11:00 EST


... wondered if there was a technical name for the At symbol "@". It is
variously defined in dictionaries as "at" or "each" and I've spoken to some
people who know it as the "per" symbol.
<snip again>
I just wanted to confirm that it is only called an "At symbol" before I
distribute my user docs to hundreds of people.

I've heard some programmers refer to it as the "commercial
at symbol", but never anything far removed from "at"

Sue Gallagher |
Sr. Technical Writer | "Updating a manual
Easel Corporation | is like changing tires
Enfin Technology Lab | on a moving car."
San Diego, CA | -- Edmond Weiss
Susan_Gallagher_at_Enfin-SD -at- relay -dot- proteon -dot- com |

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