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April 1, 2014

CERN to switch to Comic Sans

Following the viral success of ATLAS spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti’s presentation on 4 July 2012 announcing the discovery a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson, Gillies scrambled a team of emergency typographers to work towards the change. Working in shifts night and day for over a year, they deconstructed Gianotti’s presentation at the very tiniest level to study its fundamental structure. They then came up with a sophisticated statistical model to separate the font from the background content.

Not all April Fools jokes are worth sharing. This one most definitely is.

September 30, 2013

Line Mode Browser

The line-mode browser, launched in 1992, was the first readily accessible browser for what we now know as the world wide web.