Re: Technical name for the #?

Subject: Re: Technical name for the #?
From: Doug Nickerson <Doug_Nickerson -at- ONSETCOMP -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 12:24:46 -0500

I've heard that the
is the real name for the pound/number sign. If you
have a 'real' name that no one has even heard of, how useful is it for
anything but trivial pursuit (I *have* heard this posed as a trivia

Sort of an interesting issue for technical communicators. If your audience
doesn't understand what you're talking about, are you communicating?

Doug Nickerson
Bourne, MA.
doug_nickerson -at- onsetcomp -dot- com

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