Wednesday, August 27, 2003

A Finnish article on how dummy type gets into the paper or onto the Web.

It offers an interesting explanation of the ubiquitous Lorem ipsum solor sit amet... dummy type, from Cicero's "The Extremes of Good and Evil":

Just in case anyone has wondered what it MEANS, here is a rough translation of the opening: "Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure."

A book about editing, perchance?

More here.


At 10:31 AM, March 28, 2011, Anonymous Heather said...

Interesting that something so mundane should become an important part of the publishing industry (sans any user to the end user though).

I came across an interesting piece of gibberish here.


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