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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tilde, or Not to Tilde

Ever wonder where the symbols we use when typing input originated? Like the symbol pictured here? It is called a tilde. You can check out the various uses of a tilde at Wikipedia. Kim Komando has a short clip about some of the more familiar symbols. BTW, there is a commercial in the middle of this video. Many people need to pay close attention to the commercial and not so much to the history lesson. Review the content at the link below and it will all become clear:

TVKim - High-tech character and symbol origins

"At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer."
~Marshall Lumsden

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