Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 12:37:36 -0500

From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JERRYNET.COM

Subject: Boustrophedon

Here's an item from an email newsletter called "TidBits" that covers things Macintosh. This

particular issue was devoted to the MacWorld conference in San Francisco:

"Thanks to Mark Kriegsman for telling us that the word for our habit of starting at one end of a

hall and systematically working our way up and down aisles so we don't miss much is

'boustrophedon.' Extra thanks to TidBITS Contributing Editor Matt Neuburg, (who was Adam's

[Engst, I believe, editor of newsletter -GAB] Classics professor in a previous life) for explaining

that the word comes from the Greek words 'bou,' meaning 'ox,' and 'strophe,' meaning 'to turn.'

Grant Barrett