Interesting article for language geeks.
Example: The question mark (?) was originally written sideways, combining a full-stop period (itself an innovation) with a tilde-like mark to indicate a rising tone of voice:
Lots more, written by "Shady Characters" typography maven Keith Houston:
- Tech journalist since the dark ages. Windows Secrets, LangaList newsletter, Windows Magazine (NetGuide, Home PC), Byte, Popular Computing, yadda yadda yadda. Google me, if it matters.
This feed is mostly personal interest; it's NOT my professional writing. There's tech here, yes, but also lots of general science and some politics and weird humor thrown in.