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> Two other people in class managed to find "octothorpe" listed in a DTP
> manual and on the CD-ROM version of Webster's (neither of which *y'all*
> suggested). This also points out the impact of the information revolution:
Hey, who needs references?? I learned that on the FidoNet Writing Echo,
and then I ran across it again in a telephone system manual. (It's of
unknown etymology, but supposedly was invented by some telephone type,
kinda like the abbreviation "POTS," which [I am still not making this
up] stands for "Plain Old Telephone Service" in all Bellcore and
If you'd SAID to give references, I could've come up with the page or