Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 14:33:39 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: [AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] -Reply In his classic SF novel _The Demolished Man_, Alfred Bester used a number of typographical tricks, one of which was incorporating symbols into surnames as punning abbreviations: [AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]kins (Atkins) 1/4main (Quartermain, in which "1/4" is a single printed character) Wyg& (Wygand) -- Mark M&el Mark A. Mandel : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : Personal home page: