What was one to do when the number 1 looked like an I. Is that a V or a 5? X or 10? And so, his mother was hammered and his father was chiseled, the Number sign was born on a cold slab of ancient stone.
The Number sign caught on quickly, pairing up with numbers throughout mathematics for centuries. He was there - in front - clarifying that the digits to follow were indeed…numbers. His career anticipated no end. He was a mainstay. Then, the phone was invented.
The phone caused no trouble early on, but as the phone advanced to include push buttons, a new star was born. He was key. In fact, he was the Star key. This kid had power when he was put in front of the numbers. He was like a gift from the heavens, for which he must have been named.
The Number sign, meanwhile, was stripped of his identity, becoming known as the Pound sign. He moved to the back of the line - no more than the period on a tag line. He hoped to be akin to the enter key on a keyboard, but pressing him wasn't usua