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[rohrpost] Who Owns the Alphabet?
Jan Meyer on Fri, 6 Dec 2002 18:50:01 +0100 (CET)


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Companies strive for brand-name recognition, and adopt common phrases ("Where
do you want to go today?") and even single words ("True") as being
representative of that company, and no other. However, sometimes a word or
phrase can be used by two very different companies, perhaps in different
product spaces, who then have to fight it out for mind-share.

This page takes that to its logical limit, and asks: in the space of human
awareness, who has won the battle for the basic building blocks, the very
letters that make up the words with which we express ourselves? Who does the
Internet's collective consciousness associate most closely with each of our 26
alphabet atoms?

As with so many things, Google has the answer. Googling for each of the 26
letters of the alphabet produces the following results:

[...]

http://www.gerv.net/writings/who-owns-the-alphabet/


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