Lorem ipsum...

I was wandering about our blogs.sun.com site, looking for dead blogs (blogs with no entries) and found someone had posted the infamous "Lorem ipsum..." in their blog. That text is commonly seen on website comps when you're designing a website.

So I set about sending out a note to the bloggers at Sun saying it's not cool to post junk text. Then I got a little worried - I don't read latin, heck it might be some really interesting post on antigravity or black holes. Ok, I doubt it, but you never know...

Googled the term, and lo and behold, an interesting article on the subject. Cicero no less. Ok, whacked Cicero, but wow! And a pretty interesting quote as well, to whit:

    "There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain . . ."

A few words left out, a few others truncated... None the less, interesting, huh? Yeah, my kid woke me up at 4:30AM and I was surfing the net.

Geoff Arnold just pointed me to another interesting site and some cool mac software on this very subject.

Comments:

try lipsum at http://www.lipsum.com/

Posted by henry delion on August 11, 2004 at 08:05 AM PDT #

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