Relay computers - OR functionality

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Tue Sep 28 15:38:59 2004

At 12:07 PM 9/28/04 -0700, you wrote:
>>From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <>
>>None, I just felt like pointing out that whoever decided to use the plus
>>sign for OR was most likely insane.

   I suspect that the plus sign was chosen so that it could be printed with
a standard typewriter and/or printer. Remember is the early days most
printers only had 64 characters available so the choices were limited.

Received on Tue Sep 28 2004 - 15:38:59 BST

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