The case for Comic Sans

Vsauce video explains the hatred for this innocent-looking font


The latest video from famed video creator Vsauce is a 9-minute discussion of the history of typography and fonts, and how they came to be used from the early days of handwriting to today's world of "anyone can become a type designer" mentality.

More importantly, the video discusses the Internet's hatred of the Comic Sans font, especially how and why it came to be.

[Warning to drivers: Your typeface may be endangering your life and Google Docs gets business-friendlier with new fonts, templates]

Who knew that Microsoft Bob had something to do with this font? Another reason to despise Microsoft, I suppose.

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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