Monday, 29 March 2010

MoMA Adds @

Iconic is one of those fashionable words which irritate me because people use them without thinking. The @ symbol shown is truly iconic. Millions of people use it daily when writing emails. It has become the icon for electronic communication. It dates from the 6th Century and has other meanings in different countries: a dog for Russians, a cat for Finns. What makes it newsworthy is that last Monday the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New york added the @ symbol to its architecture and design collection. (I've been saving this item for a rainy day.)

2 Comments:

At 2/4/10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some friends amused me by their name - a "strudel". Makes the mouth water.

 
At 2/4/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

A strudel, eh? I wonder how many other meanings are out there.

 

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