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Around 950 A.D. a medieval Danish king set up a Rune Stone to memorialize his conversion to Christianity and unification of Denmark. It’s Denmark’s “birth certificate.” A thousand years later an engineer at Intel, working on a technology that could unite disparate devices, code named his project “Bluetooth” after this important medieval monarch, King Harold Bluetooth. Do his runic initials ᚼᛒ look familiar?
If you’re ever in Denmark be sure to visit the Centre at Kongernes Jelling and see the famous stone that gave us the “Bluetooth” trademark… oh, and also memorialized the establishment of Denmark.
37% of websites using content management systems were built with WordPress. In the museum space, WordPress use outpaces Drupal at least two-to-one. Where do you stand on the Great WordPress-Drupal Debate?
In the days of Linotype printing, when a typesetter made a typo, he would need to dispose of the whole line being set. By running their fingers down the first two columns of the Linotype keys they would fill up the remaining characters for the line and start over. But occasionally these errant lines were not removed and ended up being printed. Due to the structure of the Linotype keys, running down the columns spelled out “etaoin shrdlu” whose secret identity was known only to Linotype composers.
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