|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 18, 2005, 14:05|
On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 08:44:24AM -0500, scott wrote:> http://members.aol.com/jeff570/operation.html gives some history > on the symbols of operation if you are interested.Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! And I was apparently wrong about the asterisk being purely a computational compromise; it was used as early as 1659.