Re: Bell system symbol
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Paul J. Zawada" <zawada@n...>
> >Some of the Long Lines patch-cord identification tags I postedearlier at:
> >http://longlines.addr.com/operations/patch_tags.htmlan Indiana
> >display a symbol, shown enlarged here:
> >Initially I didn't pay much attention to it, but I just saw it on
> >Bell publication being offered on eBay:7532726
> >Does anyone know the origin and significance of that symbol?
> Perhaps it had no significance. It looks like it may be a
> A fleuron is a typographical ornament that's usually in the shape ofJust
> a flower or leaf. It's used by graphic designers to set off a
> passage of text, add a little visual style, or just take up space.
> In the modern era you don't see them much anymore since things are
> digitally produced and many digital font collections don't include
> This fleuron in particular (if indeed that's what it is) may have
> been used quite a bit by AT&T graphic designers or typesetters?
> a guess.. I could be wrong. Maybe if you line them up properlythey
> will provide directions to the nearest underground mainstation inI agree,its probably an embellishment by graphical composers...if
> case of nulcear attack. Who knows? :-)
posted to the web i'm sure we'd find out it's satanic or part of a