[texhax] Don's chec{k|que}s, drawn on the Bank of San Serriffe

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Apr 5 13:46:44 CEST 2013

On Apr 5, 2013, at 5:25 AM, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> I now see that there is also an island of the same name;
> I wonder which came first ?
> 	http://phonetic-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-new-sound.html

It's a bit more complicated than that.

The Island of San Seriffe has been an on-going typographical / cartographical gag for a long while now, but Dr. Knuth's founding the bank is a more recent thing, caused by people proudly posting checks (mine lives in its envelope displayed propped up by a pair of gold binder clips in my cubicle) and unscrupulous people coming along, noting the numbers and then attempting fraudulent transactions.

Anyway, check the date on the original link.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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