Lorem Ipsum

By Deane Barker on November 25, 2002

You know that dummy text you see all the time? “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amit…” etc.? Well, here’s a site devoted to it. This site has exactly one-page and one CGI script — a dummy text generator where you can get dummy text by the word, sentence, paragraph, etc.

This site has the history of the text. Turns out it comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero written around 45 BC. It’s been used in printing since the 1500s.

I love this site. This guy — whoever he is — owns this topic. He found one thing that people may wonder about, and put up a site that performs a service. Good for him.