Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Jul 31 16:24:49 UTC 2001

> Dots & dashes.  Want me to research telegraphy?

Sure, but OED has _that_ "dot" from 1835. Perhaps I should also
make clear that _dot_ in the sense 'small round mark used in
punctuation, as the period (full stop) or mark over a lowercase
"i"' goes back to 1735; it's the use this "dot" specifically
in computing contexts I was talking about before.

Jesse Sheidlower

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