Argus: Testing…1, 2, 3

Argus gibberishThe Argus has been accused of publishing gibberish before, but this is new:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Etiam ut imperdiet metus. Maecenas quis leo elit, id faucibus elit. Nam tellus quam, porttitor eget varius vitae, volutpat ac metus. Donec nulla lectus, elementum eu suscipit nec, bibendum non sem. Phasellus luctus sagittis velit sed vehicula.

It’s also interesting to note that though the article seems to have been posted on November 24th (thank you WordPress-like URLs), the top left corner indicates that it was a part of the “JAN. 1ST, 1970 — VOL. , NO. 0” issue.

The best part may be the related content: in addition to a previous test, “Wesleyan Profs Help NASA Map Venus” (2009) and “Get HIV Tests at Davison” (2007) appear to be the best matches.

[The Wesleyan Argus]

10 thoughts on “Argus: Testing…1, 2, 3

      1. Gutenberger

        Typesetting pre-dates computers by a few hundred years. Do you know who Etoain Shrdlu is? He’s a go0d buddy of Lorem.

        Try reading Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next novels, starting with the Eyre Affair. Though those who did know lorem ipsum, and have read the likes of Jane Eyre and Anna Karenina will get more of the jokes.

  1. Sam

    Lorem ipsum is standard website dummy text.

    January 1st, 1970 is ‘zero’ for computer dates. Dates are generally represented (at least on Unix-like systems like OS X and Linux, and the Argus is on a Linux server) as the number of seconds since January 1st, 1970 at 12am. (So, for example, the time right now on my computer is 1290685817.)

    /computertrivia

    1. anon

      Its some random passage from Cicero I think. Graphic designers use it as a dummy test for typefaces and layout. If you really care you can google “lorem ipsum translation” and it will be somewhere. Its not very interesting though.

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