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Exhibit @

March 27, 2010

I heard on NPR earlier this week that the Museum of Modern Art has acquired the linchpin of all email addresses, the @ symbol. I didn’t quite catch the whole story, but was intrigued enough to look it up today when I had a chance. If you’re done with your Saturday morning cleaning or soccer game, putting off getting some school work done, or just have a few minutes to burn in the pursuit of trivial knowledge, here are two of the more interesting articles I found on this.

  • MoMA’s website has a blog entry that contains more information about the @ symbol than you ever thought existed (some of which is really interesting to the history-geek in me).
  • Mark Hachman has an interesting post that brings up some interesting questions about ownership of creative works, something we studied and discussed extensively in IST 618 (Information Policy).
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