Gibberish

A bunch of my friends asked me, what is all the “gibberish” on the test posts that I had submitted to ensure that everything works. I was quite surprised to hear these – especially these are friends who are into custom development on various platforms and technologies. The thought that they have never seen this “gibberish” was quite astounding.

So, the “gibberish”, is basically Lorem Ipsum which is sample or dummy text originally of the printing and typesetting industry, but now is used by the Information Architects in all product companies (that I know of). I did not know this, but Lorem Ipsum is from the 1500’s and is not just random text (or gibberish if you prefer that). On the contrary, it has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old.

Why do you use it? Generally, a reader gets distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at a pafe layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using placeholder’s, making it look like readable English.

You can get more information at this excellent site here.

If you go back and read the “gibberish” again a bit carefully you will notice it always starts with Lorem Ipsum.

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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