MoMA’s has acquired the @

MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design has acquired the @ symbol into its collection.

The @ symbol was known as the ‘”commercial ‘a’” when it appeared on the keyboard of the American Underwood typewriter in 1885. From this point on the symbol itself was standardized both stylistically and in its application, and it appeared in the original 1963 list of computer codes. At the time @ was explained as an abbreviation for the word “at” or for the phrase “at the rate of,” mainly used in accounting and commercial invoices. Article Continued...
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