Texting Victorians

24 August 2010 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

| Peter Klein |

I knew that the Victorians had their own Internet, that information goods and open innovation are old hat, and that S-curves go back a hundred years. But apparently the Victorians used texting language too! We instruct our students to avoid it, but apparently Victorian poets thought writing I “love U 2 X S” or “U R virtuous and Y’s” was exceedingly clever. LOL! (Discovery! via Gizmodo.)

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  • 1. FC  |  25 August 2010 at 2:39 am

    So the band INXS was named in nostalgia for the Victorian era?

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