How the # became the sign of our times

Octothorpe

According to the buzz on Twitter and the blogosphere, the rebranded symbol of 2010 is the octothorpe. The what, you say? Did you not know the name for the #, the cross-hatch figure beloved of Twitter users everywhere? A symbol so little used even three years ago that I have just had to press alt+3 on my keyboard to generate one?

via How the # became the sign of our times | Art and design | The Guardian.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock December 10th, 2010 — 1 Comment