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Subject:Re: Names for symbols From:Linda Anderson <lindaa -at- PC-SERV1 -dot- EMTEK -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 12 May 1995 10:06:42 -0700
Back in the dark ages when I was growing up, # was always used as an
abbreviation for pound (or lb.), so I would GUESS it's a hold-over from
that. Any other theories out there? I'm really curious about this.
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