Funny we could not include this symbol in our title: @
My typography roots are coming though again with another great classic symbol. This symbol has so many meanings now a days, seems like the "at" symbol just popped into life in the 80"s with all of our e-mail addresses. But really not, it has been a short hand symbol for century's, Read about it's long history below.
This is a great gift for the high-tech nerd in your life. Also a great item for the office or student.
Hand cut from Southern pine plywood
Distressed Shabby Chic Finish
Features a key-hole in the back, ready for hanging
Height: 10 inches
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Available in color of your choice, 20 colors in all
This sample shown in Historic Yellow
What is @ Symbol?
The typographic character @, called the "at sign" or "at site" or "at symbol", is an abbreviation of the accounting and commercial invoice term, at the rate of (e.g. "7 widgets @ $2 = $14"). In English, it is usually pronounced at. Its official, typographic character name is commercial at in the ANSI, ITU-T, and Unicode character encoding standards. While it is more popular today than it ever has been in history, its first known uses were by monks who hand lettered bibles. In an effort to save time and ink would often use the symbol. The Underwood Typewriter Company included the symbol on the keyboard in 1885. Raymond Tomlinson, an American programmer, used it in 1971 as the natural division within the first e-mail message ever sent.