who invented the @?

From: scerir (scerir@libero.it)
Date: Sat Jul 29 2000 - 15:46:16 MDT

Prof. Giorgio Stabile (History of Science, Rome University, La Sapienza)
found the @ symbol in many ancient documents.

Actually venetian and florentine merchants used the @ symbol during the XVI

At that time the @ symbol meant *anfora*, a capacity measure.

Prof. Stabile is quite sure that the man who invented the @ was Leonardo da


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